Day-two notebook

LAKE FOREST -- The Bears addressed more needs on the draft's final day. Overall the team added eight players Sunday and made another trade.

* Memories of Cade: Joe Odom, a linebacker from Purdue, will unfortunately always be linked to Cade McNown.

Joe Odom, the Bears' 191st pick of the sixth round in Sunday's NFL draft, was the pick the team received from Miami, who traded for McNown in 2001.

McNown was supposed to be Chicago's quarterback of the future when it drafted him in the first round in 1999. Now he's in San Francisco after the Dolphins gave him the boot.

Odom, a 6-foot-1, 240-pounder, played inside and outside linebacker at Purdue. He's a guy the Bears hope will develop like former Boilermaker and fourth-round pick Rosevelt Colvin did.

Colvin, who led the team in sacks the past two seasons, left for New England via free agency.

Alumni draft: With quarterback Rex Grossman, safety Todd Johnson, defensive tackles Ian Scott and Tron LaFavor joining fellow Gator and defensive end Alex Brown with the Bears, the team stayed close to its recent trend of taking players from the same school.

The Bears also selected linebacker Lance Briggs and wide receiver Bobby Wade from Arizona over the weekend.

Two years ago, the Bears drafted both wide receiver David Terrell and running back Anthony Thomas, who starred together at Michigan.

* To give is to receive: The Bears selected two wide receivers -- Arizona's Wade and Missouri's Justin Gage -- in the fifth round Sunday.

With Marty Booker, David Terrell, Dez White, Ahmad Merritt and Jamin Elliott already in the mix, it could be an interesting preseason to see what unfolds for the fourth receiver spot behind Booker, Terrell and White.

The Bears, who originally had 14 picks, traded with Jacksonville to move up and got two receivers in the fifth round. They grabbed Arizona's Bobby Wade (139th) and Missouri's Justin Gage (143rd), and finished with 12 picks overall.

Wade, a small receiver at 5-10, was drafted for his punt-return ability.

"I'm excited because I think I'll be able to make an impact in that area," said Wade, an All-PAC 10 first-team selection who set a school record with 93 catches for 1,389 yards and eight TDs this past season.

"I have a great passion in punt returning, kick returning; anything I can do in that area."

Gage, who also played basketball at Missouri, is a 6-4, 203- pounder. He is the prototype wide receiver in the Bears' eyes, and that's why they traded three picks to Jacksonville to move up and get him.

"He didn't workout at the (NFL) combine because of a hamstring injury," Gabriel said. "He had his own workout a couple of weeks ago and not a lot of (scouts) were there. He had a 42-inch vertical (jump) and he's very athletic.

"I told (general manager) Jerry (Angelo), 'This guy can really run.' We wanted both Wade and Gage. We knew with all the (extra) picks we could be aggressive."

In the sixth round, the Bears picked Purdue linebacker Joe Odom (191st overall) and Boise State running back Brock Forsey (206th overall).

With their final pick in the seventh round, the Bears selected Pittsburgh guard Bryan Anderson (6-4, 321).

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