Round 2: Chicago Selects RB Matt Forte

With Selection 13 in Round 2, Chicago selects RB Matt Forte, Tulane. Learn more about this pick from team and draft experts!

Player Matt Forte, RB, Tulane
Team Chicago Bears
Pick Round 2, Selection 13 (44 Overall)
Stats Ht: 6-1   Wt: 223   40: 4.63  
The Bears continue their rebuilding process on offense, adding a powerful and productive young running back to go along with a potential franchise left tackle in Chris Williams. While Cedric Benson has been a disappointment three years into his career and isn't much of a factor on third down, Forte catches the ball very well out of the backfield and is a willing blocker in the passing game. Neither Adrian Peterson or Garrett Wolfe is capable of challenging Benson for the starting job, but perhaps Forte can. - John Crist, Bear Report
No surprise here as Chicago was looking for a big back that would fit their power rushing philosophy. Forte moved well up draft boards after a great week of Senior Bowl practices and he didn't disappoint at the combine. He'll push struggling starting RB Cedric Benson for playing time right away.
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