And if Smith quickly emerges as the leader the Bears believe he can be, his understated substance-over-style approach will set the tone for a young team that quietly has become the NFC North's most improved this offseason.
A former walk-on at Memphis, Miller totaled 37 receiving touchdowns in three seasons including back to back 1,400 yard, 95-catch seasons while averaging 16 touchdowns per year. Giving up 2019 draft capital is not ideal, but the Bears found themselves an interesting playmaker at a position of need.
Even though no one saw this pick coming - and some of us thought it a poor move - we should all start studying up.
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Here's a preliminary look into what Iyiegbuniwe can offer and whether or not he can eventually team up with Smith to form one of the deadliest linebacker combos in the league. They are an exciting team with a lot of natural upside going forward. At 5-11, 209 pounds, receiver Anthony Miller was a route-running tactician for pass-happy Memphis. You've got to put in time.
"I'm going to prove everybody who passed me up wrong", Miller said. But the Monsters of the Midway made some big moves created to get the most out of their prized quarterback and lift a struggling franchise. It's just helped me to work hard for everything that I get, nothing was given to me. He said it's completely healed. "It's all paying off for me".
"I feel so good right now", Pace said.
Landing their No. 1 free-agent target, wide receiver Allen Robinson, reflected that bold way of thinking. Just before the Bears could secure a trade and draft Calvin Ridley, the Atlanta Falcons took him with the No. 26 pick. It's a huge position of need if third-year pro and 2016 first-round pick Robert Nkemdiche continues trending toward becoming a bust. With limited supply, I don't think the Cardinals will be on the clock for very long.