Chicago Bears' 2006 Draft: Mostly Backups
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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