Chicago GM Phil Emery said today he has narrowed down his first-round search to seven prospects in…
Phil Emery outlines his draft strategy
Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery will conduct his first draft with the team this weekend. In three days, he'll continue laying the foundation upon which his legacy will be built. This offseason started with the blockbuster trade for Brandon Marshall and was followed with 10 free-agent signings. Throw in the six players that were re-signed and you get one of the busiest signing periods in recent Bears history. At his pre-draft press conference today, Emery said his moves in free agency provide him strategic options heading into the 2012 NFL Draft. The team can either draft based on positions of need or go with the best player available. "What we've done in free agency really allows us a chance to go one way or the other," said Emery at Halas Hall. "It's given us flexibility in terms of we can draft into a perceived strength, so that we make sure we get the player that's going to help us win a championship the quickest way possible. Or we can go and fill maybe what we perceive as a...
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