The Chicago Bears Perfect NFL Draft For 2009
I do not see Jerry Angelo taking a wide receiver with their first pick of the draft because he's always been a very conservative GM when it comes to drafts.
Although, I believe that it is a good thing in this year's case because the Bears can get great talent later on in the draft and get a great defensive or offensive linemen with their first pick.
The Bears will also get a player that has a lot better chance of making an impact due to the risk of taking a wide receiver that can't get on the field. Look at Earl Bennet as an example, couldn't get on the field for the whole year because he didn't know the plays?
I think that's a load of BS. Lovie Smith just doesn't know when to develop his young players even when their receiver position can't get any worse. So they play a 40-year-old receiver that can't run faster than my grandma instead of someone who has potential to be a good receiver and can help us out.
The Bears better not pull that one off again. They should take a high quality defensive or offensive linemen or a defensive back. The Bears should take chances on a wide out later on.
Round 2- Defensive linemen Jarron Gilbert- 6-foot-5, 288 pounds, 4.80 40-yard dash.
He's so athletic and big that he can play either defensive tackle or defensive end. He can relieve pressure off of Harris and join the rotation of defensive ends and tackles since sacks and hurries lead to interceptions.
Gilbert is someone Rod Marrinelli can work with, someone Marinelli can help take to the next level and help revamp our D-Line.
Round 3(compensentory)- Wide out Ramses Barrden- 6-foot-6, 230 pounds, 4.51 40-yard dash at the combine.
He is a big possession reciever for Jay Cutler to throw to.
Round 4- Free safety- David Bruton- 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, 4.40 40-yard dash.
He fills a need at free safety. A steal here. He's very athletic. Has the athleticism and coverage like a free safety but the size, strength and aggressiveness of a strong safety. Bruton could probably play strong side if needed.
Round 5- Wide receiver Mike Wallace- 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, 4.28 40-yard dash. 40 inch vertical. Athletic freak. The Bears got their huge possession reciever they were looking for in the third, now they get a freakishly athletic wide out to play across from him.
Some of you may think that Devin Hester is that guy, but look what happened to him when he played there more often. He had ZERO punt and kick returns touchdowns and looked horrible.
He probably had an average of -5 yards as a pr/kr. It's best that he stays as a third or fourth string behind Bennet, or maybe even a fifth behind Rideau. I like Rideau and Bennet at wide out better than Hester.
Let's just keep him on the bench when it comes to first and second downs and maybe bring him out as a third-down receiver to bring back his return game. He wasn't that great of a receiver anyway.
Round 5(from Broncos)- Offensive line Louis Vasquez- 6-foot-5, 333 pounds, 5.22 40-yard dash. He led the combine with 39 bench reps. Vasquez can play guard or tackle. Adds depth and has potential to be a great bone crushing guard.