Reviewing the draft: Chicago Bears

There were several directions the Bears were headed on draft weekend. One thing they hoped to do was improve team speed. In that aspect general manager Jerry Angelo came out a winner.

Chicago Bears

During our final mock draft we reported the Bears in all likelihood would try and trade out of selection number 26. They eventually did and in the end came away with a "boom or bust" draft from top-to-bottom. Danieal Manning is a talented defensive back who will impact as a return specialist before finding a home as a starting safety. Devin Hester could add even more playmaking skills returning punts and kicks while the teams tries to develop into either a receiver or cornerback. Both players need a lot of time and patience before either is NFL ready. Dusty Dvoracek fits Lovie Smith's system and adds a lot of intensity up front. He'll work well in a rotational system on the Bears front four. Likewise, Jamar Williams is a one-gap linebacker with starting potential on the weak-side down the road and a solid fit for Smith's defense. Mark Anderson was great value and J.D. Runnels could turn into a find from round six.

Getting the 73rd pick of the draft from Buffalo to move down sixteen slots was a good move by the Bears.

Rd

Sel#

Player

Pos.

School

2

42

Danieal Manning

S

Abilene Christian

2

57

Devin Hester

WR/CB

Miami (Fla.)

3

73

Dusty Dvoracek

DT

Oklahoma

4

120

Jamar Williams

ILB

Arizona St

5

159

Mark Anderson

DE

Alabama

6

195

J.D. Runnels

FB

Oklahoma

6

200

Tyler Reed

G

Penn St


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