Bears 2018 college prospect preview: Pac-12 The college football season is just around the corner Walter Payton Jerseys 2019 , which means that the next few months will be full of major upsets, nail-biting finishes, Cinderella teams and flat-out entertaining football. nuts to find the best player in the upcoming draft class, discover a few hidden gems and determine which prospects would be good fits on their favorite professional team.For the next few weeks, Josh and I are going to be going from conference to conference, finding the best player, a potential Chicago Bears target and a sleeper to give you all a general idea of what to keep an eye on in the coming college football season. We did this concept last year and enjoyed doing it, so we decided to bring it back for another year. This week, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best that the Pac-12 has to offer.Cream of the cropJacob: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona StateIn case you’ve been living under a rock over the past few months, the Bears are more than set at the wide receiver position. That said, it’s unlikely that they’ll pick Arizona State wide out N’Keal Harry next year, who currently projects as the top receiver on my draft board.The six-foot-four, 218-pound Harry has the potential to be one of the best wide outs in the league. He has elite body control: he can position himself well to box out defenders and make circus grabs, he can make toe-drag catches with the best of them, and he is a fluid athlete. Harry is also a physical receiver who can break free from press coverage using his hands and pure speed, and he is able to make catches in the tightest of windows. Although not a great yards-after-catch receiver, he has potential to become more elusive, given his solid route-running abilities.Chicago more than likely won’t be picking Harry, who figures to be a first-round pick next April. Whichever team picks him, though, will be getting a flat-out great weapon for their offense.Josh: Marvell Tell, S, USCTell is the kind of safety who is becoming more vital in the modern NFL. I’m no sure if he exactly qualifies as the cream of the crop, but he has length (he is variously reported as six-foot-two or six-foot-three) and is solid enough (195 pounds) to be able to match up against tight ends and some of the larger interior receivers in the NFL. More importantly White Devin Hester Jerseys , and he is learning to use his size more physically--although, admittedly, this was one of the holes in his game early on.Tell basically plays free and strong safety, with 8 passes defended, 4 interceptions, and 5.5 tackles for a loss. He goes where his defensive coordinator needs him, and his ability to play in a hybrid role is important in the modern NFL secondary. I have seen Tell ranked as highly as the first safety in the draft, and the lowest I’ve seen him is fourth. I don’t know if the Bears need a safety in 2019, but I do know that if Tell can put together his versatility and measurables with just a bit more aggression in 2018, he will go early in the draft.Top Bears targetsJacob: Trey Adams, OT, WashingtonBobby Massie will be hitting the open market next offseason, so, unless they choose to bring him back, offensive tackle will become a big need for the Bears. Assuming they choose to not throw Rashaad Coward into a starting role, drafting an offensive tackle early seems like a realistic option for the Bears.If you added the letter “v” to Massie’s last name, then you’d get the perfect way to describe Washington’s Trey Adams. The six-foot-eight, 327-pound behemoth is an absolute monster among men who has incredible length and size at the offensive tackle position. He’s more than just big, though: he can move for a big guy. He has solid lateral quickness, he looks fairly agile as a pull blocker, and he can advance to the second level quickly. Adams is good at getting inside leverage on defenders, and he complements that with strength and a high motor.Had Adams not torn his ACL in October of 2017, then he probably would have been a high draft pick in this year’s draft. It will be up to him to prove that he can recover from the injury. If he can, then the Bears would be wise to consider drafting him in the first round.Josh: Greg Gaines, DL, WashingtonIt really looks like Jacob and I are liking the talent Washington has available Devin Hester Jerseys 2019 , doesn’t it?Until this season, Gaines has lived in the shadow of Vita Vea, but this could be his breakout year. I like Gaines because as a defensive lineman what he does is eat up blocks, and he has moments when he plays with intelligence and instinct as well. He goes for penetration, but if he doesn’t get the angle he needs he gets a hand up. He does not give up on plays readily, and he clogs lanes. He is projected as a 4-3 defensive tackle, but I think he might have the ability to hold down the nose tackle position. He’s only six-foot-one, but he is a strong 320 pounds.I think one of Pace’s virtues in the draft is his willingness to keep firing picks at the offensive line, and I would like to see him try the same on the defensive line. With Gaines projected as a 2nd through 4th-round prospect, I like the idea of the Bears taking a shot at him more or less no matter what happens with Goldman. I think that having fresh legs and power at the center of the 3-4 line is a good idea, and in some of the 2-4-5 looks that the nickel package requires, it would be nice to see what Gaines would look like next to Goldman.Late-round targetsJacob: Byron Murphy, CB, WashingtonBoth Bryce Callahan and Cre’Von LeBlanc are free agents at the end of the 2018 season. While it’s likely that at least one of them will be brought back next year, the Bears could be in the market for a nickelback if either - or potentially both - of them depart.Washington cornerback Byron Murphy isn’t the most physically imposing player at five-foot-eleven and 175 pounds. He has a tendency to tackle at the legs too often, and his overall physicality in coverage is lacking. However, he has all of the makings of a starting slot cornerback at the next level. A great athlete, Murphy has great deep speed, very fluid hips and can change direction very well. This, along with his instincts in coverage, allows him to mirror routes at a high level. He has good ball skills and is good at jumping routes to make plays on the ball. He can also deliver a nice pop when he lowers his shoulder.A redshirt sophomore, Murphy may not even enter the draft in 2019. His draft stock is limited since he probably will have to move inside in the NFL, but he has all of the making of a high-end cover nickel. If the Bears lose one or more of their talented slot corners, then a player like Murphy would be a great get early on in Day 3.Jacob Infante is a Chicago Bears and NFL Draft writer at SB Nation’s Windy City Gridiron. He also covers the NFL Draft for USA Today SMG’s Draft Wire. He can be reached through Twitter @jacobinfante24 or e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ve all seen the “Hot Takes” from the last weekend’s games all over the net.In this series, I’m letting some time pass, and after reviewing the game tape a couple of times White Jim McMahon Jerseys , I’m going to share some “Cold Takes.” about the Bears falling flat in New York. Since it’s been so long since game day, these are Ice Cold Takes. I’ll also sprinkle in a few thoughts about our division rivals. These are just a series of my thoughts and observations about the game as well as the Bears in general up until this point, presented in no particular order.My game ball goes to Tarik Cohen, who was everywhere. His best game as a pro, and frankly one of the best games that anybody has ever had in the history of the league. Cohen posted Jerry Rice type numbers and hit a clutch TD pass at the end of regulation. Special Mention goes to Allen Robinson II, who also had a great game for Chicago.I gotta be honest, I didn’t want to re-watch this game. I actually skipped overtime, I just have no interest in seeing that. I did watch it through regulation, as Cohen hit Anthony Miller for the TD with no time left. Great throw, great catch, great call at the end of a half.Not all Bears calls were great ones at the end of a half. That timeout Matt Nagy? I would say it cost us the game, were it not for so many, many things in this frustrating game that could also have cost us the game.We had two of the most blown coverages I have ever seen, especially the Odell Beckham Jr. TD pass where he threw it to Sterling Shephard. Ungood. I suspect that was on Eddie Jackson but that’s a guess on my part.Both of Alec Ogletree’s picks of Chase Daniel were great plays by the linebacker. That second one was a fantastic catch.Frustratingly, If Daniel throws that ball 6 inches higher Tarik Cohen scores a TD. He was wide open. All Adam Shaheen does is catch touchdownsThe outside catch where Allen Robinson was being massively interfered with, yet Robinson still took it off the guy’s head... that was just a ridiculous play by AR. That’s why we brought him in and paid him the big money.Our running game just flat sucks.James Daniels did a pretty good job at left guard... but I’m worried about what happens when Aaron Donald lines up in front of him.Bryan Witzmann did a pretty bad job at right guard, and I don’t even want to think about him going up against Aaron Donald.We need to, as a fan base, send Kyle Long all the get-well mojo we can, because if we make the playoffs, we will need somebody better than Witzmann.Akiem Hicks, fullback. Nice.Hicks, Leonard Floyd and Khalil Mack each had sacks, but I was a bit disappointed in the overall level of pressure against The Official New Jersey State Statue Eli Manning. Eli made some great throws, and threw two that should have been picked off. Fortunately, Kyle Fuller did get one of them Jim McMahon Jerseys 2019 , and that was big.Kyle Fuller has earned his money. For the most part, Fuller and Prince Amukamara did a nice job against Odell Beckham. Bryce Callahan had his second “iffy’ week in a row tackling.Speaking of Odell Beckham, great player and all but he sure made a really crappy effort to get that onside kick.Speaking of onside kicks, Cody Parkey is the best onside kicker in NFL history, and I think we need to find ways to make that work for us.As has become our custom, I threw it out there to see if any of my fellow WCG contributes had cold takes they wanted to share, and we did have some... Eric C. DuerrwaechterIt’s certainly frustrating to see a lack of meaningful attempts with the ground game. Even more so when Matt Nagy and Andy Reid unleashed Kareem Hunt with little hesitation whatsoever just over one year ago. And, when topped with a situation involving your backup QB struggling during the game, it drove me crazy. Regardless, the quick abandonment of the ground game likely leads to two assumptions. First, Nagy just doesn’t feel comfortable with how Jordan Howard fits, and isn’t trying to force anything to happen. And second, he simply wants to spread the wealth to everyone on offense, and not just two to three players. I respect him for that. It fits with his motto “be you.” This team is being itself; whether that means winning games in blowouts, or fighting in every quarter to at the least keep things interesting. They’re a tight knit group, a family one could say. And they’re still incredibly young, too. The loss to the Giants pissed me off, that’s for sure. In comparison to years prior; however, this loss won’t sink the Bears’ season. Had this happened under John Fox, Marc Trestman, or even Lovie Smith; a ton of people would have jumped ship and swam for the shores. Matt Nagy is on the verge of making history in his first season as the head coach in Chicago. I, like many others on these boards, have long awaited for the day these events would transpire. Plus, the big man TDs are officially back in a big way. Akiem Hicks is now the new fridge, and I’m here for that to continue. Oh, and don’t be surprised if Tarik Cohen is now RB1 from this point forward White Roquan Smith Jerseys , too. He’s earned that consideration. Take care of business against the Rams -- we missed you, Mitchell Trubisky -- and get ready for the playoff run. That’s all we could ever ask for. Robert Zeglinski Jordan Howard getting going in any fashion is by far the least of the Bears’ offensive concerns. As was purported all off-season, he doesn’t fit Matt Nagy’s offense, and Nagy has used him as such. Howard doesn’t have a 100-yard rushing effort through 12 games of the 2018 season, and he probably won’t however long the Bears’ journey lasts. He’s not the focal point of this Chicago offense. He’s not even among what I would consider the top four best options to use based on his limited skill-set. In terms of criticisms like Howard as a receiver from the past, 15 receptions on a very small 20 target sample size is hardly a great indicator he’s now become a good receiver. It’s not that much different from his 29 receptions on 50 targets in 2016, or 23 receptions on 32 last year. The Bears and Nagy more so have the smart presence of mind to not throw Howard the ball as much. There are arguments to be made that the Bears’ run blocking hasn’t always been great, sure. But I don’t think it’s particularly any significant measure of a step down from Howard’s back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons in 2016 and 2017. He’s simply too slow and too unathletic to thrive without almost always perfect blocking. It takes a lot more effort to get Howard going to the second level than it does for many other comparable backs with another extra gear of speed. Without concerted force feeding for Howard, the way John Fox and Dowell Loggains often did, this is far from a special or meaningfully effective player as far as production.The Bears cannot bog themselves down with Howard’s many negative and short two to three-yard runs (of which he also had in 2016 and 2017) just to get his occasional big bursts through the hole. In a high octane NFL, that’s putting yourself unnecessarily behind the eight-ball. The risk and reward trade off of a short passing game substituting the rushing attack is far more efficient because of the chunk plays you can create downfield.There are scenarios where the Bears can rely on Howard down the stretch, particularly at the close of games as a reliever type player. Give him the ball for short carries and let him eat clock In terms of an offensive catalyst to ride through, he’s not the guy and he never will be. His days are numbered at Halas Hall. Josh SunderbruchNagy’s timeout to end the half was a poor decision. Either he should have called it earlier to save more time or he should never have called it at all, but it was mismanaged. However, it was not a terrible mistake, not was it a symptom of Nagy being too cute. It was just one of many mistakes that put the team in a bad spot. He’ll learn, and the rookie head coach is making way more good decisions than bad ones thus far.Lost in the frustration over Chase Daniel’s play, Allen Robinson is showing himself to be a special receiver. There are catches he was making in that game that really show he has the potential to be a true #1 receiver, and he seems to be getting better, not worse, as the season goes on.SuperfansDa BEARS!OK, Chicago Bears fans, there you have it. What do you think? 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