Good call on your projection of Kendall Smith as a DB vs. Smalling as a WR. I remember reading that Smith was recruited as a DB, but can't seem to find it in writing anywhere. But I agree that he lacks the good hands and jitterbug quickness to be a top WR, but has the frame to grow into a big, athletic safety or perhaps even OLB.
It is great to see Lovie leading off with Chicago area talent, and establishing a presence in Illinois. We'll always need TX, CA and FL talent, but need to be able to hold our own at home. This makes an important statement.