Chicago Bears: Predicting The Impact Of Each 2014 Draft Pick

Chicago Bears: Predicting the Impact of Every 2014 Draft Pick

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Now that OTAs are ending and each draft pick has had a chance to strap on a Bears helmet, it is time to take a look at what kind of impact each rookie draft pick can have this season.

1st Round, 14th Overall: Kyle Fuller, CB

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1st Round, 14th Overall: Kyle Fuller, CB

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The 2014 first-round pick is set to come in at CB when the Bears go into their nickel package and Tim Jennings will slide inside to play nickel. Fuller will see plenty of playing time this season to show that he can match up with the big NFL receivers. Barring an injury to the aging Charles Tillman, Fuller will most likely stay in this role for 2014 and transition to starting CB in 2015 when Tillman retires.

2nd Round, 51st Overall: Ego Ferguson, DT

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2nd Round, 51st Overall: Ego Ferguson, DT

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Ferguson is considered by some to be a raw talent coming out of college, though with the lack of depth along the defensive interior he should be able to find some time on the field. GM Phil Emery recognized that Ferguson's size and strength could help him develop into a great run stopper which is something the Bears were lacking last season.

3rd Round, 81st Overall: Will Sutton, DT

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3rd Round, 81st Overall: Will Sutton, DT

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Sutton is considered a more polished prospect than Ferguson, though he had some weight gain issues during his senior season that led to some NFL teams passing him up. Phil Emery is hoping to slim Sutton down a bit to keep his speed. If he can do this, Sutton should figure into the defensive tackle rotation this season in an effort to bolster their run defense.

4th Round, 117th Overall: Ka'Deem Carey, RB

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4th Round, 117th Overall: Ka'Deem Carey, RB

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After parting ways with RB Micheal Bush, the Bears were without a quality backup behind Matt Forte. Carey should fit in well in this offense, as he is comfortable catching the ball out of the backfield. Obviously Forte is still the main ball carrier for the Bears, though Carey should be able to steal a few carries while Forte gets a breather every now and then.

4th Round 131st Overall: Brock Vereen, S

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4th Round 131st Overall: Brock Vereen, S

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After suffering terrible play from the safety position in 2013, the Bears traded up to get Vereen in the fourth round. During OTAs the Bears already had Vereen taking reps with the first-string defense alongside free agent addition Ryan Mundy. With his only competition, Chris Conte, rehabbing from shoulder surgery, Vereen will get a great chance to display his skills this offseason.

6th Round, 183rd Overall: David Fales, QB

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6th Round, 183rd Overall: David Fales, QB

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With the Bears searching for a No. 2 QB, Fales may be the odd man out. After bringing in Jimmy Clausen last week, Fales may be destined for the practice squad this season as the Bears typically only carry two QBs into the season. With a full offseason under Marc Trestman's tutelage, Fales should be able to develop his game and become a quality backup in the future.

6th Round, 191st Overall: Patrick O'Donnell, P

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6th Round, 191st Overall: Patrick O'Donnell, P

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While drafting a punter raised a few eyebrows, O'Donnell has looked like a great pick so far during OTAs. The Bears severed ties with Adam Podlesh just after the season which means the job is O'Donnell's to lose. If he can shore up his directional kicking, there should be nothing standing in his way.

7th Round, 246th Overall: Charles Leno Jr, OL

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7th Round, 246th Overall: Charles Leno Jr, OL

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At 6-foot-4 and 303-pounds, Leno Jr certainly looks the part of an NFL lineman, though the former Boise State standout will be mainly competing for a backup spot this season. If he can improve his strength and technique, Leno could turn into a quality rotation guy in the future.

Mike Cuddy is a Chicago Bears writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @MikeCuddy, “Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.

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