BEARS DRAFT THOUGHTS
Overall I thought the Bears did a decent job of addressing their needs. But I think they should have flip-flopped their 2nd & 3rd rounders. Before the Bears picked Matt Forte, a run of receivers had just occurred. 5 of the 1st 11 picks of round 2 were WRs. Staring the Bears in the face were several receivers that were ranked as possible first rounders with big play ability: Limas Sweed, DeSean Jackson and Malcolm Kelly were all their for the taking.
The Bears instead chose Forte, a guy that really doesn’t look all that different than Benson to me. Certainly I hope am wrong. But they could have drafted one of those receivers and drafted a real burner from Texas–Jamaal Charles–in round 3. Like Benson, Charles had a very impressive career at Texas. Unlike Benson, he also dominated at the combine. He’s known for his pure speed and slashing ability. I don’t think the same can be said about Forte.
Forte and Bennett may turn out to be better than all the players I mentioned. But what about QB?
Why is Jerry Angelo so afraid to draft QBs? He’s so sold on Grossman and Orton. Which may turn out to be his demise. Angelo also picked players with some severe injuries, as well as those with records. Listen for his name to be called out a few times this week on “Who Ya Crappin’?” (local radio bit), especially after he recently said this: “We’re in business to win football games, [but] we’re not going to prostitute character,” Angelo said. “We don’t put winning in front of character. We did eons of work on these kids. We missed [in 2004] on Tank [Johnson]. We made a mistake, but I’m not going to let [that] interrupt how we do business.”
Thoughts on the Bears picks or the draft in general?