Bears Trade Down

Lake Forest - General manger Jerry Angelo has a history of moving back on the first day of the draft and he lived up to that reputation. The Bears shipped the 26th overall pick to the Buffalo Bills for second and third round choices.

The Bears received the 42nd and 73rd overall picks from Buffalo. The team came into the day with just two first day selections and the total is now at three, which will help boost the depth of the team.

As far as the trade value chart, the Bears came out slightly ahead in the deal. The 26th overall pick is worth 700 points, while the combination of the 42nd (worth 480 points) and 73rd (worth 225 points) picks is worth 705 points.

The Bears had the opportunity to take a number of players including Florida WR Chad Jackson, Virginia Tech DB Jimmy Williams and Alabama LB DeMeco Ryans. The Bills used the pick to select North Carolina St. DT John McCargo.

It's unclear whether or not the Bears were interested in Ohio State WR Santonio Holmes, but Pittsburgh moved up from the 32nd overall slot to take the receiver one selection ahead of Chicago.

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