Grading The Bears Draft

<b>Analysis:</b> The intent of the Chicago Bears organization heading into the off-season was to improve on offense. Adding a dimension of toughness, with adequate speed and quickness, Benson could fit the bill for Chicago.

Chicago Bears
1 (4) Cedric Benson; RB - Texas
2 (39) Mark Bradley; WR - Oklahoma
4 (106) Kyle Orton; QB - Purdue
5 (140) Airese Currie; WR - Clemson
6 (181) Chris Harris; S - Louisiana-Monroe
7 (220) Rodriguez Wilson; OLB - South Carolina

Analysis: The intent of the Chicago Bears organization heading into the off-season was to improve on offense. Adding a dimension of toughness, with adequate speed and quickness, Benson could fit the bill for Chicago. Under new offensive coordinator Ron Turner, the Bears are expected to implement a ball-control type offensive scheme, with the ability to stretch the field. The durable Benson is a solid fit for the Bears at No. 4, but many believe Carnell Williams will be the better back (selected No. 5 by Tampa Bay).

On potential alone, Mark Bradley could become an explosive receiver at the professional level. One of the quickest and fastest players in the entire draft, Bradley provides an element the Bears have looked to improve, speed. Bradley's hands are the issue, if he can consistently catch the ball, he will be a player.

Grade: C




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