Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery today discussed his short-list of candidates in the first…
Bears Draft Options: CB (Rounds 3-4)
The Chicago Bears have plenty of experience at the cornerback position, as well as four combined Pro Bowl appearances between starters Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings, yet age is catching up to the position. Jennings is 30, while Tillman is 33 and playing on a one-year contract. Kelvin Hayden, also 30, is working on his own one-year deal. So while the position appears solid for at least the 2014 season, assuming everyone stays healthy, the team must consider long-term options in this year's draft. We recently evaluated the first- and second-round cornerbacks in the 2014 draft class, so let's move on to the mid-round corners who could emerge as future starters. Pierre Desir, Lindenwood (6-1, 198) Desir is one of many tall, lengthy cornerbacks that have been moving up draft boards of late. A two-year transfer from Washburn University, he dominated lesser competition at the collegiate level and was named first-team AP Little All-American and an American Football Coaches Association...
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