Why Do the Chicago Bears Want to Move Up In the 2010 NFL Draft?

April 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With news circulating that the Chicago Bears may try and trade up in the 2010 draft to sneak their way into the second round to obtain a safety, I started to wonder why.
Why for a safety?
The safety position is one of the easiest positions to find talent for these days. Maybe talent is the wrong word, so why don't we just say it's the easiest position to fill.
So many wide receivers, cornerbacks, and even linebackers have transitioned into the safety position that it almost seems as if it was made up after football was created for the players on the team who couldn't catch, couldn't cover wide receivers, and liked to roam around aimlessly at times.
I'm not saying that the Bears don't need a safety, because everyone who pays attention to the NFL knows that is one of their biggest needs.
But why mortgage future draft picks to move up a single round to target a mid-level prospect such as Nate Allen, out of the South Florida?  Chances are, they'd probably have...

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