Nolan Nawrocki over at Pro Football Weekly, the guy who puts together one of the finest draft guides there is, has a terrific draft value chart that is worth looking at.
It provides a good glimpse at where some of the players the Bears have been scouting the last few weeks are forecasted to go, as well as some other information. Nawrocki updated it today and it reflects some of the sentiment around the league that North Carolina wide receiver Hakeem Nicks could be falling. One source we spoke to Monday said he didn't expect Nicks to be on the board when the Bears select at No. 49 in the second round, but he wouldn't rule it out after concerns about Nicks multiplied when he showed up out of shape on his pro day.
Nawrocki's chart has three levels for each round--A, B and C. A is for players in the top-third of the round, B is for players in the middle of the round and C is for players in the bottom third of the round. He has Nicks at 2B with the arrow pointing down. The Bears' pick is the 17th of the round, so that indicates Nawrocki believes he will be coming off the board right around where the Bears are at.
The color coding Nawrocki uses also indicates there are concerns about Nicks' character and intelligence. One player who has benefited here is Georgia wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, who is above Nicks in 2B and has an arrow pointing up. Massaquoi is the seventh receiver on the board and above him in 2A Kenny Britt has an arrow pointing down with character being a concern.
If the Bears are targeting Ohio State's Brian Robiskie, he could be off the board. Nawrocki has him climbing into the end of the first round with a 1C grade just behind a sliding Percy Harvin of Florida. Some out there believe the concerns held for Harvin, Britt and Nicks are more fiction than fact, that it's a smokescreen at this point with teams in the second round hoping to have a shot at them if they fall. That's certainly possible but Nawrocki's work has been solid every spring and this is updated material right here. He also lists Oklahoma wide receiver Juaquin Iglesias, who the Bears worked out last week in Killeen, Texas, at 3C with the arrow pointing up. That would indicate Iglesias could be off the board when the Bears choose again at No. 99, the second to last pick of the third round.
Virginia's Kevin Ogletree, who the Sun-Times first linked to the Bears, is at 4A. That would seemingly make him another possibility at No. 99 if general manager Jerry Angelo opts to go in a different direction than wide receiver in the second round.
At safety, Rashad Johnson is at 2C with the arrow pointing up and Missouri's William Moore is at 2B with medical and intelligence concerns. Texas Tech's Darcel McBath, who the Bears are known to like, is at 4A with the arrow going up. Nawrocki lists Troy's Sherrod Martin at 3A as a cornerback. The Bears worked him out already and could use him as a safety.
Give his chart a look. There's a lot of interesting information there to digest. We will be back a little later on with today's edition of Four Down Territory.