Chicago Bears' Past 5 Drafts: Daydreaming with Hindsight

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Chicago Bears' Past 5 Drafts: Daydreaming with Hindsight

With draft week upon us, I thought it would be a good time to think about "what might have been." No General Manager can hit on 100-percent of his picks; in fact, the best organizations hit on barely 50-percent of their picks. 

Everyone knows Jerry Angelo whiffed on too many picks during his tenure with the Bears, but I thought it would be fun (and likely excruciating) to go back and see who the Bears passed up in the drafts.

I don't think it's a good idea to look at every player drafted after the Bears' pick without being realistic.  For example, in the second-round pick in 2006, the Bears should have taken Brandon Marshall (who was eventually taken in the 4th).

For the purpose of this article, I focused on the seven picks after the Bears (yes, it's a rather arbitrary number) for the first four rounds, and 10 picks after the Bears for rounds five through seven. I also made sure to take team needs into consideration. 

Time to key the harp player and imagine what could have been......

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