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Locked on James Daniels: Assessing the Bears' revitalized offensive line (Guest: Brandon Thorn)

5/1/2018
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Second-round pick James Daniels was the missing piece to the Chicago Bears' offensive line. On this episode of Locked on Bears, Brandon Thorn from the Scouting Academy joined the podcast to give his scouting report on Chicago's new left guard. Thorn also gave his full evaluation of the Bears' offensive line as a whole, and he thinks Mitchell Trubisky will be in good hands with the blockers up front. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:05

Bears fill biggest offensive needs with James Daniels and Anthony Miller

4/28/2018
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The Chicago Bears made a splash in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, landing a pair of Day 1 starters on offense. This episode of Locked on Bears breaks down Iowa offensive lineman James Daniels and Memphis wide receiver Anthony Miller. Lorin Cox gives his scouting reports on the two prospects and looks at how they fit into the Bears offense. Also, hear Ryan Pace give his thoughts on the two draft picks and why he felt lucky to land them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:28:18

Bears land next generation linebacker with Roquan Smith in the first round

4/27/2018
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With the 8th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select Roquan Smith, linebacker, Georgia. Ryan Pace landed the next great Bears linebacker with Smith, and this episode of Locked on Bears analyzes every aspect of the pick. Lorin Cox gives his scouting report on the athletic prospect and looks at how Smith fits into the middle of the Bears' defense. Also, hear the Pace give his thoughts on the selection, plus some words from Roquan himself, talking about his new...

Duration:00:24:55

Question marks the Bears can answer in the 2018 NFL Draft

4/25/2018
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Even after an active free agency period, the Chicago Bears roster still has some significant needs that Ryan Pace can address in the 2018 NFL Draft. His picks, especially in the first two rounds, will answer questions about the offensive line, wide receivers and some defensive players nearing a crossroads in their career. This episode of Locked on Bears lays it all out and puts a bow on our pre-draft coverage. Check back for new podcasts each night of the draft, breaking down all of the...

Duration:00:26:39

Bears targeting small-school NFL Draft sleepers (Guest: Emory Hunt)

4/23/2018
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Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace values small-school prospects. Look no further than Adam Shaheen and Tarik Cohen. The Bears have met with a number of FCS prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft, and Emory Hunt from Football Gameplan joined Locked on Bears to give his scouting reports on all of the potential sleepers from Division-IA. Plus, find out why Emory thinks Jordan Morgan could be in the mix to start at left guard in 2018. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:28:02

Bears minicamp update: Jordan Howard isn’t going anywhere

4/20/2018
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The Chicago Bears got together as a team for the first time in 2018 at their voluntary minicamp, and this episode of Locked on Bears updates you on the latest out of Halas Hall, just before the NFL Draft. Hear directly from Matt Nagy and Jordan Howard about why the third-year running back isn't going anywhere, plus Lorin Cox explains why Howard's issue with dropped passes is overblown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:28

Under-the-radar wide receiver prospects for the Bears (Guest: Matt Waldman)

4/19/2018
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The 2018 NFL Draft doesn't have any superstars at the wide receiver position, but the Chicago Bears can still find intriguing prospects who can contribute right away in Matt Nagy's offense. Matt Waldman, author of the Rookie Scouting Portfolio, joined Locked on Bears to share some of his favorite under-the-radar receivers in this year's class. Find out why Dante Pettis from Washington is his No. 1 WR in the entire draft, and why he isn't as high on Courtland Sutton from SMU. Learn more...

Duration:00:46:19

Mock Draft Monday: 2nd-round prospects to pair with Bears 1st-round targets

4/16/2018
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The Chicago Bears have been linked to a handful of different prospects with the 8th overall pick, but the 2nd round is much more wide open when Ryan Pace is on the clock at 39. This episode of Locked on Bears explores which Day 2 prospects would be good fits in Chicago, based on who they draft in Round 1. Host Lorin Cox also takes a big picture look at the depth of the draft in the first two rounds to see what positions are more likely to have quality talent available at the 39th overall...

Duration:00:34:31

Bears decision to move on from Cameron Meredith doesn't add up

4/11/2018
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The Chicago Bears declined to match the offer sheet that wide receiver Cameron Meredith signed with the New Orleans Saints. This episode of Locked on Bears tries to make sense of the move, and it doesn't quite add up. Lorin Cox looks at why the Bears used the original round tender and what this decision means for Kevin White and the upcoming NFL Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:57

Mock Draft Monday: 1st round prospects who could fall to Bears in 2nd round (Guest: Mark Schofield)

4/8/2018
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Every year in the NFL Draft, prospects with first-round talent inevitably fall into the second, and this year, the Chicago Bears are in prime position to pick one up with the 39th overall pick. Mark Schofield from Inside The Pylon and Locked on Patriots joined the podcast to look at which draft prospects fit that mold for 2018. Locked on Bears listeners can get $5 off the Inside The Pylon 2018 Draft Guide with the promo code TRUBISKY5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:37:43

Bears Top 5 NFL Draft Big Board (Guest: Larry Dyer)

4/5/2018
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With quarterbacks expected to fly off the board in the first few picks of the NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears should be in line for at least one of the five best non-QBs in the class. On this episode of Locked on Bears, Larry Dyer from the Chicago Bears Review podcast joined the show to help put together a Top 5 big board for the Bears in this draft. Find out whether Quenton Nelson or Bradley Chubb should be the team's No. 1 target, plus we parse through the top linebackers and defensive...

Duration:00:30:52

Bears have offensive line options beyond Quenton Nelson in NFL Draft (Guest: Kyle Crabbs)

4/4/2018
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Quenton Nelson is one of the most popular picks for the Chicago Bears in 2018 mock drafts, but chances are, he won't be on the board for the eighth overall pick. The 2018 draft class of offensive linemen has some nice depth, though. Kyle Crabbs from NDT Scouting joined the podcast to give his scouting reports on Nelson and the other top prospects in the trenches. Crabbs breaks down which other blockers could be in the mix for the Bears in the first round, and he also gives a few sleepers...

Duration:00:29:28

Mock Draft Monday: Bears potential draft trade partners and scenarios

4/2/2018
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Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace isn't afraid to work the phones on draft day. On this episode of Locked on Bears, Lorin Cox looks at the potential trade partners and scenarios that could come up with the eighth overall pick. This podcast explores what it could cost Ryan Pace to move up a few selections to take one of the top prospects in the draft and also which teams could be interested in moving up to the Bears' pick, even if the best quarterbacks are off the board. Learn more...

Duration:00:30:09

Mock Draft Monday: Live 7-round mock draft simulation

3/26/2018
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It's Mock Draft Monday, and this week, Locked on Bears is bringing you a seven-round mock draft, pick-by-pick on the podcast. Host Lorin Cox uses the mock draft simulator from Fanspeak to go through all of the Chicago Bears selections. Follow along as he tells you who's on the board with each pick and gives you his reasons as to who he would select when the Bears are on the clock. Quenton Nelson, Bradley Chubb and Minkah Fizpatrick are all of the board before the Bears pick in our...

Duration:00:37:49

Around the NFC North: Lions getting facelift under new head coach Matt Patricia (Guest: Jeff Risdon)

3/22/2018
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The Chicago Bears weren't the only NFC North team to hire a new, innovative head coach. The Detroit Lions are getting a little bit of a facelift with Matt Patricia calling the shots, and Jeff Risdon from ESPN 96.1 Grand Rapids joined the podcast to break down what to expect in 2018. He breaks down how former Bears linebacker Christian Jones will fit into their hybrid defense and how some minor tweaks to the Lions' offense could help push the team over the top with the new regime. Learn...

Duration:00:27:18

Around the NFC North: Packers still have work to do with new GM (Guest: Owen Riese)

3/21/2018
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The Green Bay Packers' roster still has a lot of question marks after the first week of free agency under new general manager Brian Gutekunst. As Locked on Bears continues to look around the NFC North, Owen Riese from Acme Packing Company joined the podcast to discuss the additions of Jimmy Graham and Muhammad Wilkerson in Green Bay along with the attempted signing of Kyle Fuller. Riese revealed some of the changes Gutekunst is bringing to the team's philosophy and how that has affected...

Duration:00:28:01

Around the NFC North: Minnesota hoping Cousins, Richardson take Vikings to next level (Guest: Luke Inman)

3/20/2018
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The Chicago Bears aren't the only NFC North team that came out ahead in free agency. The Minnesota Vikings added some big-name talent of their own, and Luke Inman from Zone Coverage joined Locked on Bears to break down the additions of Kirk Cousins and Sheldon Richardson to the division favorites. Inman looks at whether or not the Vikings did enough to push themselves over the top and how long the window will be open for Minnesota to make championship runs. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:28:39

Mock Draft Monday: Bears in position for top defensive back with 8th overall pick (with Trevor Sikkema)

3/19/2018
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Free agency helped the Chicago Bears eliminate some of the biggest needs on the roster as they look ahead to the NFL Draft. Ryan Pace may have his pick of the top defensive backs in the class with the eighth overall pick, so Trevor Sikkema from Locked on NFL Draft joined the podcast to break down the likes of Minkah Fitzpatrick and Denzel Ward, among others. Sikkema also revealed what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be looking at with the seventh overall pick, right before the Bears are...

Duration:00:28:51

Bears free agents came to Chicago for Matt Nagy and Mitchell Trubisky

3/15/2018
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The first five free-agent signings of the Chicago Bears all spoke at their introductory press conference on Thursday, and this episode of Locked on Bears brings you into Halas Hall to hear what they had to say. Allen Robinson and company all spoke about how impressed they were with Mitchell Trubisky and Matt Nagy, and that has already become the identity of the team moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:04

Taylor Gabriel fits as excellent compliment to new Bears offense (3/14/18)

3/14/2018
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Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace didn't stop retooling his offense after bringing in Allen Robinson and Trey Burton. The Bears also signed former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel, who should be an excellent complimentary piece in Matt Nagy's offense. Charles McDonald from Football Outsiders joined Locked on Bears to break down Gabriel's skill set and what his ceiling could be in Chicago. This episode also looks at the addition of backup quarterback Chase Daniel and...

Duration:00:30:01

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