I am fishing today, but wanted to share some quick thoughts about the reported position changes.
Caleb Farley WR to DB- This is probably a switch resulting from a significant need rather than picking his best position. Farley is so good with the ball in his hands, and playing WR at the NC Shrine Bowl indicated that he was preparing to play wide receiver. With Greg Stroman and Brandon Facyson both being seniors, this could suggest that Khalil Ladler and Tyree Rodgers are not progressing as well as hoped. Carley's repeated drops in the Shrine Bowl could also have been a red flag. Here is hoping that the coaching staff sees something special in Farley at corner rather than patching up recruiting misses at corner.
Emmanuel Belmar-LB to DE Just like with Melvin Kiehn, I think Belmar is better suited at backer, especially in a static Bear front. Given that there isn't another scholarship linebacker at backer this spring, and walk on backer Ray Minor also moved to end, this move must indicate that Belmar just is too stiff in the base defense to scrape and spill effectively. I have no idea who is taking reps behind Tremaine Edmunds and you also have Garbutt, Debose, and Proctor coming in at DE in the fall.
Xavier Burke-TE-DT this is probably a year overdue. Burke never blocked well enough to win Fuente's trust as a C gap blocking Tight end, and ultimately this pushed Fuente to move Colt Petit to TE. Burke's HS film had promise at DL, but if he becomes serviceable depth to get through the spring, this is the correct move. It also likely means that Dalton Keene is progressing nicely.
Divine Deablo WR to DB- can he be a free safety in 2018? If so, and Devon Hunter picks things up quickly, that would be a big athletic pair of thumpers in the back end for Bud Foster. I saw Deablo in person twice (spring game and the bowl game.) He dropped two balls in the spring game and was dropping a bunch of passes in warm ups down in Charlotte. He was a terror on special teams and could be one hell of a safety.