The Bears’ 2010 draft is wrapped, and although two of the analysts I saw briefly on NFL Network gave Chicago a C, I am pleased with who they came away with. Here’s my analysis and I’d like to hear yours, of course.
- Major Wright, S, Florida (3): Seemed like the best pick for where they were at. Looks like the Packers may have stolen the Bears’ real target in Morgan Burnett when they traded ahead, but Burnett is listed as a strong safety and the Bears’ need was at free safety. Then again, CBS Sportsline wrote before the draft that Wright will be a better pro at strong safety due to his lack of coverage skills. Hell, he has to be better than Danieal Manning.
- Corey Wootton, DE, Northwestern (4): As I drove to the Bears Expo, the entire time during the 10 picks before the Bears’ 4th selection, Hub Arkush ranted that the Bears had better take Wootton if he were available. He was, and the Bears snatched the best player available. Apparently Wootton would have been a top-10 pick had he not torn up his knee following the 2008 season. The Bears hope his knee will be fully recovered in 2010. Sounds good to me.
- Joshua Moore, CB, Kansas State (5): Frankly I know nothing about Moore, other than he’s 5′ 11″ and not 5′ 8″ like the other cornerback Moore the Bears drafted in 2009 (DJ), who couldn’t make the field his rookie season.
- Dan LeFevour, QB, Central Michigan (6): I love the pick, despite some negative I’m already seeing about people thinking the Bears should have gone for another position in the 6th round. Hey, it’s the 6th round, LeFevour accounted for more touchdowns than any quarterback in NCAA history, and the Bears have no one valuable in the pipeline (sorry Caleb Hanie). I’m very intrigued by the pick. LeFevour was roundly expected to go in the 3rd round, so that’s great value to me in the 6th. And he’s a local guy. I missed covering him at Benet Academy in Naperville by just two years. Let’s sign a veteran behind Jay Cutler and groom LeFevour. And I’m looking forward to seeing him play in the preseason.
-J’Marcus Webb, T, West Texas A&M (7): I had heard the Bears were very high on Webb (via Kaplan and Mitchell in the Chicago Tribune, nice work). Great size and promise, but won’t contribute anything in the near term.
Your thoughts? Thoughts on the NFC North rival’s drafts?
I didn’t think I would be excited for the Bears’ chances this year, but I have to admit, I am.