The Chicago Bears Trade the 49th Pick in the Draft to Seattle

Brett Solesky@@MidwayBearsBlogCorrespondent IApril 25, 2009

LAKE FOREST, IL - APRIL 3: The Chicago Bears General manager Jerry Angelo looks on as the Bears announce Jay Cutler as their new quarterback during a press conference on April 3, 2009 at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Illinois.  (Photo by Jim Prisching/Getty Images)
The Chicago Bears made a move downward as had been rumored by the Chicago Sun Times this morning. The Bears traded the 49th pick in the draft to the Seattle Seahawks.
Trying to recoup picks from the Jay Cutler trade, they landed No. 68 in round three and No. 105 in round four from Seattle.

Angelo came out and said that the Bears did try to get a deal done for Anquan Boldin.  They spoke at length with the Arizona Cardinals, but were unable to come to an agreement. 

They had hoped things would fall better for them regarding some of the WRs they were targeting.  They were obviously looking at Nicks, Robiskie, and Britt.  Two of those three went in round one, Robiskie early in round two, and Mohammed Massaquoi went No. 50 to the Cleveland Browns immediately after the Bears traded 49 to Seattle. 

Some of the other players off the board include Phil Loadholt the OT from OU, Sherrod Martin the safety from Troy, William Beatty the OT from UConn, and William Moore the safety is off the board.  Paul Kruger the DE from Utah is now off the board as well as David Veikune a DE from Hawaii I covered extensively at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The trade means the Bears will not be selecting on the first day of the NFL draft today.  Looks like the Bears may go with a WR in the third and address more needs on defense in the third and the fourth rounds.

We’ll have more on possible selections later tonight.
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