For the second year in a row, Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery made what some are calling a questionable reach pick with his first selection. Last year many objected to the selection of Boise State linebacker/defensive end Shea McClellin and some feel the same about Thursday night's selection of Oregon offensive lineman Kyle Long.
Long was projected by many as a second-rounder, but he was viewed as the third-best guard behind Jonathan Cooper and Chance Warmack. He has limited experience having played only 11 games at Oregon, starting just four. No one will truly know how good or bad the selection is until he sees him on the field, but it has left some scratching their heads.
Heading into the second round there are plenty of guys who were expected to go earlier in the draft that look to still be available when the Bears select again in the second round. Long expects to push for time at either guard position or possibly at right tackle, but it still leaves an opening for a variety of positions that could get a look with the 50th overall pick on Friday night.
Here are six players the Bears should target on Day 2 of the NFL draft.