Cedric Benson-RB-Texas-Round 1 2005:With the fourth overall pick in the 2005 draft, the Bears selected Cedric Benson. My personal favorite pre-draft line about Benson was that he was built like (former Saint and Dolphin) Ricky Williams, but wasn’t as good and had more potential for problems. And the pundits were right. Benson was in full-fledged bawling mode when he went to the podium as the fourth-overall pick, and would later reveal that they weren’t tears of happiness. No, Benson was crying because his agent had advised the Bears not to draft him because the Bears weren’t prepared to meet Benson’s contract demands. Thus Benson knew he would be a holdout from the moment he was drafted. And hold out he did, not arriving with the Bears until 36 days after the other players reported, after the entire preseason was over. And the players did not take kindly to the new arrival. Benson looked solid in spot duty in 2005 before being injured and missing significant playing time, then again looked good in a supporting role to starter Thomas Jones in the 2006 Super Bowl season. Prior to 2007 Angelo traded Thomas Jones to pave the way full time for Benson, and Benson again missed much of the season with an injury. In his sole season as the starter Benson rushed for 647 yards and four touchdowns. Following an arrest prior to the 2008 season, the Bears cut ties with their highest draft pick since they had selected Dan Hampton in 1979. Players available in the draft when Benson was selected included DeMarcus Ware, Carlos Rogers, Antrel Rolle, Jammal Brown, Aaron Rodgers and Roddy White.