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Chicago Bears' 2006 Draft: Mostly Backups

ATLANTA - OCTOBER 12:  Devin Hester #23 of the Chicago Bears warms up before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on October 12, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Dustin RoederCorrespondent IMay 26, 2009

For grading criteria, if the player made it to the Pro Bowl, he gets an A.  If he has started at least 24 games, 1.5 seasons, he gets a B.  C's are still on the team.  D's are still in the NFL.  F's are no longer in the NFL.  Plus and minuses are subjective.

 

Round Two, Pick 42: Danieal Manning, FS, Abilene Christian

Manning started 29 games during his first two years, but last year was a back up. In three years he has accumulated 179 tackles, 1 sack, and 5 interceptions. Grade B-.

 

Round Two, Pick 57: Devin Hester, DB, Miami (FL)

Hester has played multiple positions during his first three years, starting the last year at WR. His big play ability landed him a pro-bowl selection as a returner. He has 71 catches for 964 yards and 5 TDs in his career. He has also racked up 3590 combined return yards and 11 TDs. Grade A.

 

Round Three, Pick 73: Dusty Dvoracek, DT, Oklahoma

Dusty finally earned some playing time and starts in 2008. He started 12 games getting 29 tackles. Grade C.

 

Round Four, Pick 120: Jamar Williams, LB, Arizona State

Jamar has found some playing time in the crowded corp in Chicago, which is a fear in itself. He has played in 35 games getting one start in 2007. He has 46 career tackles, and one sack. Grade C+.

 

Round Five, Pick 259: Mark Anderson, DE, Alabama

Anderson started 14 games in 2007. He has appeared in 46 games, gathering 18 sacks, and 77 tackles. Grade C+.

 

Round Six, Pick 195: J.D. Runnels, RB, Oklahoma

Runnels appeared in two games for Chicago his rookie year. he has bounced around the league garnering a contract that lasted four days with the Bucs, and six weeks with the Bengals. He has signed a future contract for the Bengals, in what could be his last chance to make the NFL. Grade D-.

 

Round Six, Pick 200: Tyler Reed, G, Penn State

Never appeared in a game for the Bears. However, they do have him signed to a future contract. Grade D-.

 

So we will add up all of the grade points, just like you would in college, grade x credits. Let's pretend that the first round is a seven credit class, the second round is six and so forth. The Bears have 28 credits, with 70.3 grade points. 

That gives them a GPA of 2.51

One pro-bowl return man, that is being converted to a WR, One starter, and three backups doesn't really qualify has a good draft. It will get you by if its your 'bad draft.' Hopefully for Bears fans it is.

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