Bear Down to our newest Chicago Bears

Overall, the Bears filled their needs and added depth. Based on this, I am satisfied with who they picked. They didn't get to join in the fun during the first round, nor did they have a second round pick, but I'd much rather have Jay Cutler and Julius Peppers. Now its up to Lovie to coach our newest players up and make them the best players they can be. Here is a recap of who the Bears drafted:
Major Wright - Just the type of player the Bears needed. The three-year starter is a high character, high energy big hitter who possesses excellent speed, instincts and leadership ability. Wright played high school football at St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the same school as the late Bears running back Brian Piccolo. 

Opinion: I think this is a great pick. He's everything the Bears needed - leadership, toughness, can make the big hit and a ball hawk. 
Corey Wootton - Wootton suffered a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus in his right knee in the Alamo Bowl December 2008 and didn't show the same explosiveness as a senior. Before sustaining the knee injury, Wootton was enjoying a breakout 2008 season at Northwestern. A unanimous All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection, he registered 42 tackles and 10 sacks. 
Opinion: A value pick. He wasn't the same player last year because of his knee injury. It usually takes at least 18 months to recover. Woottenn will be ready to go by the season starts. 
Josh Moore - In 2008, he registered a team-leading 76 tackles with 12 pass breakups, three interceptions and five tackles-for-loss. In 2009, he had 64 tackles, 11 pass breakups, two interceptions and 4½ tackles-for-loss in 2009. He has excellent coverage skills and doesn't shy away from contact even though he only benched 225 lbs twice. 
Opinion: I've heard comparisons to Darrelle Revis but even I'll hold off on that. Seeing is believing. 
Dan LeFevour - The 6-3, 230-pounder was a highly productive four-year starter in college, becoming the first player in NCAA history to pass for 12,000 yards and run for 2,500 yards in his career. He led Central Michigan to bowl games all four years as a starter. 
Opinion: This was a Mike Martz pick. He now his own quarterback to groom, just in case. 

J'Marcus Webb - The 6-8, 328 pound offensive tackle out of West Texas A&M after transferring from Texas because of personal reasons and he wanted more playing time. He has excellent feet and is coveted by offensive line coach Mike Tice. 
Opinion - He has excellent feet and Tice will be able to work with his hands. He's huge - 6-8, 328 pounds. If he can develop, the Bears have they're bookend tackles for years to come. 

Courtesy: ChicagoBears.com and ChicagoBreakingSports.com

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  • Dan LeFevour is a hometown hero in Downers Grove, he went to St. Mary of Gostyn and Benet Academy.

  • In reply to patrickhattrick:

    Thanks for the tidbit. I should've included that in my post. That would be pretty exciting for anyone.

  • In reply to patrickhattrick:

    You're kidding, right? Added depth? If you mean in the way that you pee into a sewer and it gets deeper, then yes. Addressed needs? Where's the Left Guard?

    As for Pepe Le Peu, why did we draft another project QB when Eric Olsen was still on the board? Don't we need a vet QB, not some guy who might work out in 3 or four years?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I think when the Bears drafted when they did, it was about getting the best player available. (i.e. Wootton) LeFevour looks like he has all the physical tools and could be a good insurance policy down the road. I also think the possibility of landing Alan Faneca helped factor into their drafting decisions.

  • In reply to patrickhattrick:

    Whoa, Smurfette Moore and Darrelle Revis? Dude. Darrelle Revis is one of two, maybe three shutdown corners in the NFL. He made the pro bowl his second and third years in the NFL. Moore is a pixie and has a loooong way to go before comparisons begin to get made.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I cringed when I heard his combine results. I almost puked when I heard the comparisons to Revis. I'm going to have to see it for myself. At the same time, I want to give the scouting team the benefit but still have to see it to believe it.

  • In reply to patrickhattrick:

    Webb might be needed sooner rather than later, he does look interesting though. Tice said he had the strongest punch of any of the guys he'd seen ... sounds promising.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    True. Since he was originally recruited by Texas, it means that there's something there. Just wondering how he holds up against elite level talent.

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