HAM(s) of the Week: Get to Know the Bears’ 2014 NFL Draft Picks—Part 1

It’s clear Marc Trestman and Phil Emery are on their way to rebuilding the Chicago Bears for the upcoming season. The freshmen class of 2014 is a diverse group of men from schools across the nation, cialis sale and each is fighting for a spot on the roster come August. Get to know the newest members of the team:

Kyle Fuller School: Virginia Tech Position: CB

One of the first picks of the draft (14th pick in the 1st round), the Baltimore, Maryland native was selected due to his versatility to play safety, something this Bears team desperately needs. And he’s the first defensive back drafted by the Bears in 18 years. He played in 43 games, 173 tackles, 6 interceptions and 28 breakup passes for all four years (not to mention 231/2 tackles for loss), and made All-ACC second and third team in 2011 and 2013, respectively. He’s also the third member of his family to play in the NFL, and a pretty great dresser to beat.

 

Follow Kyle Fuller on Twitter at @kbfuller17.

Brock Vereen School: Minnesota Position: S

The Bears’ draft record for safety hasn’t been the best, but according to the Chicago Tribune, Vereen’s discipline and versatility to play at multiple positions may be what Bears’ safeties need to succeed. The 31st pick in 4th round, the Valencia, California native and B1G alum had 200 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4 interceptions, and was named 1st team All-Big Ten last fall for the Golden Gophers.

And hey, if football doesn’t work out, he’s ready for a game of Jeopardy:

 

He certainly has the personality. In an interview with the Minnesota Gophers, Vereen talks about growing up in SoCal and having a brother in the NFL—find out which team he plays for:

Follow Brock Vereen on Twitter at @brockvereen21.

Pat O’Donnell School: Miami (FL) Position: PT

Pat O'Donnell http://www.chicagobears.com

Pat O’Donnell
http://www.chicagobears.com

Major hottie alert: all we have to say is “WOW”. The 15th pick in sixth round, the Florida native is the frontrunner to nab a spot as the lead punter now that the Bears recently cut Drew Butler. He’s easy on the eyes and on the field, he also bench-pressed more than Number 1 draft pick Jadeveon Clowney at the NFL combine in February. IM-PRESS-IVE.

And besides, Robbie Gould and O’Donnell would make the best-looking duo on special teams. O’Donnell punted 181 times for 7,670 yards for three seasons at Cincinnati. He transferred to Miami as a fifth-year senior prior to last fall, punting 53 times for 2,498 yards.

Will Sutton School: Arizona State Position: DT

Will Sutton http://www.rantsports.com

Will Sutton
http://www.rantsports.com

The Corona, California native was the 18th pick in 3rd round.  He was a member of the 2012 All-American team and earned two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors. He had 113 total tackles (66 solo and 47 assisted), 32 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks throughout his career. The Bears really struggled with their D-line last season, and according to an interview with Fanspeak at the 2014 Senior Bowl, as a 4-3 team, Sutton’s drafting is the perfect fit—only time will tell if it rings true!

Check back next week for our recap of the other four draftees!

About the author: Hannah Gettleman is a native of the Northern Chicago suburbs. She received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 and attended every home Illini football game. Her love of Chicago sports comes from her dad, who has been in the same Fantasy Football league since she was six years old, and her mom, who plays in a 5-0 football pool. She’s also won the family March Madness pool four times in a row. An avid Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks and Cubs fan, she’s excited to share her love of sports and cute guys as the newest HAM Hunter. When she’s not glued to the television on Sundays, Hannah follows the latest in entertainment and red carpet fashion, and makes delicious Betty Crocker brownies. You can follow her at @hgettle12.

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