Expert Evaluates Bears' Draft Picks

So how did the Chicago Bears do in the 2010 NFL Draft? No one knows more than Scout.com's Chris Steuber, who has scouted all five of these players and gives the Windy City his expert evaluation.

Major Wright

Wright is a solid all-around safety that was underrated during the draft process. He has good size and speed and the ball skills to compete with any other safety in the draft not named Eric Berry (Tennessee) or Earl Thomas (Texas). He will compete with Bears 2009 sixth-round pick Al Afalava for the starting free safety job, and I have to believe he has the upper hand in that battle.

JC's Take: Calling him the Tim Tebow of Florida's defense seems a bit irresponsible, but the fact that Wright is known as a vocal leader – both on and off the field – has to be encouraging for a team lacking an alpha dog at safety.

Corey Wootton

Wootton was the Bears' best draft pick. He has the size and athleticism to be a very good pass rusher. If he never tore his ACL during the 2008 Alamo Bowl, he was set to leave Northwestern after his junior year and would have been a first- or second-round pick. He's close to 100 percent now, and that's great news for Bears fans. I expect Wootton to have a solid training camp and preseason and be a major factor opposite Julius Peppers this year.

JC's Take: Israel Idonije has never been a starter and Mark Anderson disappointed greatly the one time he was a starter, meaning Wootton could be atop the depth chart opposite Peppers as early as 2011.


CB Joshua Moore
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Joshua Moore

Moore was a solid fifth-round pick, as he's a slender corner that has good ball skills, but he isn't physical and is more quick than fast. He fits well in the Bears' Cover-2 scheme because he doesn't have to play on the line and can use his instincts and react to the action. Moore will have a chance to make the team, and if he does, he will be a fourth or fifth corner on the roster this season.

JC's Take: GM Jerry Angelo changed his profile for the corner position ahead of this draft, only targeting prospects 5-11 and taller, which does not bode well for one of last April's fourth rounders, the 5-9 D.J. Moore.

Dan LeFevour

LeFevour was one of my top quarterback prospects in this year's draft, and for the Bears to be able to draft him in the sixth round was great value. He has prototypical size at 6-3 and 230 pounds and possesses the athleticism, leadership qualities and toughness you want out of a young quarterback. With Jay Cutler comfortably placed as the Bears' starter for the foreseeable future, LeFevour will be a pet project for new offensive coordinator Mike Martz. Martz is known to be a quarterback whiz, and under his tutelage, LeFevour could develop into a quality NFL starter.

JC's Take: No team ever got worse by adding another quality signal caller, and while the Bears are married to Cutler through 2014, perhaps LeFevour can hone his skills and be a valuable commodity down the road.

J'Marcus Webb

At 6-8 and 328 pounds, Webb is an intriguing prospect. A former Texas Longhorns recruit, Webb transferred to West Texas A&M due to academics after his freshman year. He has great upside, but he's raw and at least a year away from earning playing time in the NFL. While the Bears may have found a gem, they will have to patient and allow him to develop.

JC's Take: It's perplexing that the Bears didn't address the guard position at all with Josh Beekman currently starting on the left side by default, and it's not like Webb can slide inside because he's way too tall to play that spot.


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John Crist is the publisher of BearReport.com. Chris Steuber is the NFL Draft analyst for Scout.com.


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