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Bears shouldn't play it safe by trading down from the No. 29 spot in the draft

Updated: April 27, 2011, 6:57 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Given that there's less buzz surrounding the Bears in the NFL draft this weekend than their quarterback's recent engagement, general manager Jerry Angelo may be feeling a little less heat than usual.

Maybe he thinks we have forgotten what it's like for the Bears to have a draft pick higher than 70th overall. Or that we didn't know No. 29 is even in the first round. Or that the Bears can quietly trade down, pick a bunch of little-known guys in lower rounds for less money ...

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