Jerry Angelo’s 8th Best Draft Pick

Nathan Vasher-CB-Texas-Round 4 2004: and Chris Harris (S-Louisana Lafayette-Round 6 2005):

Nathan Vasher Chicago BearsHad to go with a combo here. Vasher and Harris were both defensive backs with talent that slipped to Angelo in later rounds of the draft. Both had shining moments (a Pro Bowl for Vasher in 2005, second-team All Pro for Harris in 2010), then both totally flamed out. Vasher started 35 games in his first three seasons and compiled eight interceptions in 2005. Then he was injured in 2007, missing 12 games, and was never the same. The Bears gave him a final shot at starting in 2009 but he was a disappointment prior to his release from a large contract. Harris was an above-average safety but not great in coverage. Solid in his first two seasons, he was traded to Carolina to make room for the failed Adam Archuleta experiment in 2007. Then prior to the 2010 season the Bears traded linebacker Jamar Williams to bring Harris back. I’d have to check but I’d be surprised if the Bears have ever traded a player than traded again to bring him back. Regardless, after a strong 2010 season Harris entered the team’s dog house the following year and was cut during the season.

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