2013 NFL Draft - Chicago Bears

Posted Apr 29, 2013

Chicago Bears - NFC North, 2013 Draft Selections & Prospects

Chicago Bears

2013 NFL Draft Team Analysis - AFC
EAST Buffalo | Miami | New England | NY Jets
WEST Denver | Kansas City |  Oakland | San Diego
NORTH Baltimore | Cincinnati  Cleveland | Pittsburgh
SOUTH Houston | Indy | Jacksonville | Tennessee

2013 NFL Draft Team Analysis - NFC
EAST Dallas | NY Giants | Philadelphia | Washington
WEST Arizona | San Francisco | Seattle | St. Louis
NORTH Chicago | Detroit | Green Bay | Minnesota
SOUTH Atlanta | Carolina | New Orleans | Tampa Bay    
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The Draft Was ... amateur hour. It's almost as if the Bears were trying to get the worst possible value with each early pick. Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene was a terrific find in the fourth, and Georgia linebacker Cornelius Washington might be steal in the sixth, but Louisiana Tech offensive tackle Jordan Mills was a guess in the fifth and Washington State's Marquess Wilson was a flier in the seventh, but the problem came in the first two rounds. Florida's Jon Bostic was taken at least two rounds too early with the 50th overall selection, and while Oregon guard Kyle Long isn't a bad prospect, he's a project for a Bear offensive front that needs a piece to the puzzle right now.
Best Value Pick: LB Cornelius Washington, Georgia in the 6th round
Worst Value Pick: LB Jon Bostic, Florida in the 2nd round
They Should've ... taken Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd or North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams instead of Long. It's a new coaching staff that's thinking offense first, but Long is a luxury pick after some decent free agent pickups. Floyd, Williams or Tennessee receiver Cordarelle Patterson would've been instant impact players for a team going for big things right now.
Division Draft Ranking: 4
Conference Draft Ranking: 14

OT Kyle Long, Oregon 6-6, 313
Overall Pick No. 20 CFN Position Rank: 6

CFN Analysis: It's almost like Chicago is trying to outthink itself. With so many good prospects and good values on the board, the Bears reached for a second round talent, but they couldn't move down after spending the last few weeks desperately trying to get out of the 20, and now they have a starter for a leaky O line.

Is he a guard or a tackle? A former defensive end, he's just starting to come into his own as a blocker. He's a bit tall for a guard and isn't really built for the interior, but he's considered a possible option for the interior – he's a tackle. With good feet and a nice frame, he has the look of an NFL tackle with a mean streak and the ability to finish the block and blast his man to spring the running game. He'll need the right fit and he'll need time to figure out exactly what his role is going to be, but he'll be great for a zone-blocking scheme that allows him to get on the move a bit and he'll be functional no matter where he ends up.
CFN Projection: Second Round


OLB Jon Bostic, Florida 6-1, 245
Overall Pick No. 50 CFN Position Rank: 17
One of the better all-around linebackers in the draft, he projects to work on the outside but could see time in the middle without a problem. Incredibly quick, he came up with a phenomenal workout at the Combine with silky-smooth movement and the power to hold up against the run. He gets blocked way too easily and he's not a pass rusher without anything happening behind the line, he doesn't play as fast or as quick as his workouts might suggest and he's a jack-of-all-trades, master of none. There's a lot missing, but his versatility will make him a key swing backup and a decent starter when needed.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round  


OLB Khaseem Greene, Rutgers 6-1, 241
Overall Pick No. 117 CFN Position Rank: 8
Not just a stat guy, he's ultra-productive who's always around the ball and always finding ways to make plays. Active, he effortlessly gets through the trash and does a little of everything right. The best player in the Big East over the last few seasons, he overcame a frightening broken ankle to come back roaring, showing no ill effects and continuing to be a disruptive force. But is he a stat guy more than a football player? He's not a big-time hitter and whiffs way too much, he's not a special athlete in any way, and the stats are a bit overblown because of the defense and style of play, but he's a baller who'll be terrific over the next two years once he finds the right fit and right role.
CFN Projection: Second Round


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OT Jordan Mills, Louisiana Tech 6-5, 316
Overall Pick No. 163 CFN Position Rank: 19
Athletic and active, he moves extremely well for a player with a great frame, size and bulk. Now he has to learn how to be more of a blaster and use all his tools better. His technique and style combing from the Sonny Dykes offense has to be completely broken down and built back up again. He's a pass blocker who receives and blocks instead of attacking and blasting, but he has the right mindset and the right ability to become a good pro in time. He could be a great value pick late.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round


OLB Cornelius Washington, Georgia 6-4, 265
Overall Pick No. 188 CFN Position Rank: 7
Overshadowed by Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree, it's not crazy to suggest that he might have the most talent of the three. Very big, VERY fast and extremely athletic, he can be a devastating tweener working on the end or as a pass rushing terror at outside linebacker. Insanely strong and with dream tools, he can hold up well against the power blockers and can be used in a variety of ways to become a game-changing star. However, the tape and the tools don't match up. He was always expected to become a superstar at Georgia, but it never happened as a good player, but never an elite one as a much, much better prospect than pure football player. He needs a lot of technique work and has to get the motor running full-tilt all the time. Can he accept the hard coaching needed to turn all his talents into production? There's an outside chance that he becomes the best player of the entire lot of outside linebackers if he finds the right position and puts it all together, but he could be maddeningly ineffective if he doesn't want it.
CFN Projection: Second Round


WR Marquess Wilson, Washington State (Jr.) 6-3, 194
Overall Pick No. 236 CFN Position Rank: 24
With great height and a ice frame, he can get bigger and stronger without a problem and be a 205-pound rock of a target. With a nasty streak, he's always looking to make the big catch and the big play, fighting with defensive backs when he has to while also showing off nice quickness for a player of his size. Now he has to get stronger and be able to handle the jams and presses. There were problems at Wazzu with head coach Mike Leach, never meshing with the new staff and having major problems handling the criticism and fire. However, if he can become best friends with an NFL strength and conditioning coach and do the work needed to change around his body type, he could be a cheap late get.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round