So Jerry Angelo said the was looking for 3 potential starters from his 5 picks. Haha, good one Jerry! Maybe starting for the Rams. I’m sorry, but when you only have five picks, you can’t draft just on value, you must fill your needs too. Let’s take a look at the Bears picks and see where it all went wrong.
Wright was the best FS available at pick 75. Why? Because Angelo got bitch-slapped by Packers Ted Thompson. The Packers traded their 3rd (86) and 4th (122) rounds picks to move up to pick 71 to grab FS Morgan Burnett of Georgia Tech, just ahead of the Bears. Maybe the Bears would have taken Wright either way, but we’ll never know. While both are quality picks, it will be interesting to see which FS pans out.
This was strictly a value pick and a risk the Bears could not afford to take with only having 5 picks. Not only is he coming off a knee surgury, but he can’t even jump out of a pool. And didn’t the Bears just spend 80 million on another DE? So now Wootton will join Peppers, Idonije, Anderson, Gilbert, and Melton at defensive end. The Bears should have taken CB Akwasi Owasu-Ansuh (6’0″ 207, Indiana PA) here.
Where do I start with this pick? First, he only benched 225 twice at the combine. He only runs a 4.50 40. Oh, and his last name is Moore! This is by far, Jerry’s worst pick in this draft. If he would have taken Owasu-Ansuh in the 4th, he could have had his choice of the following players here: OG Marshall Newhouse (6’3″ 326, TCU), OG Mitch Petrus (6’3″ 310, Arkansas), WR Carlton Mitchell (6’4″ 212, USF), WR Riley Cooper (6’4″ 222, Florida), and FS Robert Johnson (6’2″ 203, Utah).
Very intriguing pick here. Grabbing LeFevour in the 6th round is a steal. He will finally provide the Bears with a quality back up (sorry Hanie) for years to come. But because Jerry Angelo screwed up the 2 picks prior to this one, I’m not sure if this was the right move at the time. Only time will tell. Other players available at this time include: WR David Gettis (6’3″ 217, Baylor), WR Dezmon Briscoe (6’2 207, Kansas), OG Selvish Capers (6’4″ 308, W.Virginia), OT Kyle Calloway (6’6″ 323, Iowa), and OT Ramon Harewood (6’7″ 360, Morehouse).
The Bears targeted Webb as a potential free agent, but they were scared he’d be taken later in the 7th round and never make free agency. Ah, a Mike Tice project. I’m ok with this pick, has potential to be a diamond on the rough. Only other player I might have gone with here is OG Brandon Carter (6’6″ 329, Texas Tech), who ironically is a free agent now. Go get him now Jerry!
Overall draft grade = C