Entering just his second draft as the general manager of the Bears, it's hard to know what exactly to expect from Phil Emery.
If last year is any indication, Emery is a believer in the phrase "speed kills," as every player he drafted last season ran the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds or better.
That holds true if you look at his history with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he was the director of college scouting from 2008 to 2011. Although Emery wasn't the GM and we have no way of knowing how much say he actually had, 13 of the 15 skill position players they drafted had 40-yard dash times better than 4.6, according to NFL Draft Scout.
Emery's background as a scout suggests he trusts tape first, but prior to his first draft with the Bears he acknowledged that if two players are equal on tape, he'd lean toward the player with better physical abilities.
With the last four drafts taken into consideration, it seems safe to say the Bears are going to target players who are big and fast.
The NFL Scouting Combine isn't set to begin until this weekend followed by individual workouts, so we don't quite yet know how each player will measure up. However, here are a few names Bears fans should know about to prepare for the upcoming draft.