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The Draft’s Mystical Powers and Other Bears Bullets

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And for those of you who aren’t moms, just know it’s not too late to do something nice for Mother’s Day.

Just saying…

•   What a difference one pick can make:

•   You’d think that being one week removed from the 2021 NFL Draft would have me not wanting to read any more post-draft write-ups. But you’d be wrong. That’s because it’s truly enjoyable reading about the Bears draft this year. It’s a totally different vibe than it was *BEFORE* the draft, that’s for sure. And it’s not just that Chicago’s draft class is getting praise from here, there, and everywhere. It’s the praise about the players they selected. I must say it’s far more fun to discuss players chosen by the Bears than grovel about the ones they didn’t.

•   Also … the post-pick image edits have been straight-up fire:

•   The image above is *chef’s kiss* good. And it really tells a story of being a QB-starved Bears fan. This piece of art is what someone is talking about when they say “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

•   And because I know you’re curious, here’s how the rest of the NFC North grades out: Lions (5th), Vikings (12th), Packers (24th). For more NFC North draft analysis, check out Gennaro Filice’s breakdown of what happened within the Bears’ division.

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

•   Seeing the Lions in the top-5 is mildly annoying. A clean slate with a new regime led by a new GM and fresh eyes at head coach have the narrative shifting in Detroit. The Lions’ rebuild reminds me of one of those big trucks trying to make a right turn at a city intersection. It might take a while before it reaches its destination. But if it’s done correctly, it’ll get there. Then again, even if it does, there is an expectation that Justin Fields and friends will be there waiting for the challenge.

•   “The Draft has mystical powers”

•   A reminder of how Mike Ditka changed the game at tight end:

•   Right now, fútbol. This fall, football:

•   A real-life Van Wilder is joining Panthers camp:

•   Under Armour, sunscreens, books, and science subscription boxes for kids(ooh, that caught my eye) are your Deals of the Day at Amazon #ad

•   Bears running back Tarik Cohen tweeted seeking help finding his missing brother. I hope this search finds him safe:

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.