Rookie, Undrafted Free-Agent Watch for Chicago Bears Training Camp

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Rookie, Undrafted Free-Agent Watch for Chicago Bears Training Camp
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The Chicago Bears didn't have a lot of draft picks, but they managed to come away with a bunch of players who have the potential to be starters down the road.

The team surprised many by drafting Kyle Long in the first round. The Oregon alum will play guard but could also see time at tackle in the future for the team. 

With their second and third picks they went after linebackers to get more youth on their defense. Florida's Jon Bostic and Rutgers' Khaseem Greene figure to play big roles in the future of the Bears defense. 

With their last three picks, the Bears got players who could emerge as starters by 2014 and possibly play roles this year.

Tackle Jordan Mills has played quite a few downs in college the last two years. Defensive end Cornelius Washington has impressive physical measurements but didn't produce at nearly the level many thought he should have. Receiver Marquess Wilson had production and good workouts, but he quit the team at Washington St. last year, causing him to fall in the draft.

It's hard to say what the Bears will get out of this year's rookie crop. They're certainly hoping to get much more than they got last year, when none of the players became big-impact players. However, this year's draft picks were all extremely raw. It might be unrealistic to expect any of them to start when they open the regular season.

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