Jerry Angelo’s 9th Worst Draft Pick

Roosevelt Williams-CB-Tuskegee-Round 3 2002:

Roosevelt WilliamsAngelo started his penchant for trading down in the first draft he led as a general manager. In 2002, instead of using the 63rd overall pick the Bears traded down nine spots in exchange for the Dallas Cowboy’s third-round pick and a swap of fourth-rounders. With the extra pick in the third, the Bears selected Williams. The cornerback was from a small school, but was a draft-climber that was considered a potential small school sleeper. But it didn’t happen. When the 2002 Bears’ season fell apart en route to their 4-12 finish, Williams earned playing time. He was burned several times while in the lineup, but did make a game-saving tackle in a late season victory over the New York Jets. He did not make the 2003 Bears roster. Remarkably, Williams did end up starting three games for the Cleveland Browns in 2003, his last in the NFL.

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