Third Round: Jarron Gilbert
Fresh off of the Cutler trade earlier that month, the Chicago Bears did not select their first draft pick until the third round in 2009. San Diego State's Jarron Gilbert was athletic and most well-known for a video of him jumping out of a pool.
Gilbert played in just one game for the Bears in 2009 and registered one tackle. There was hope that he could transition into a solid 3-technique in the Bears' Cover 2 defense, but his athleticism failed to translate onto the field. Gilbert was released in the summer of 2010.
The Bears were lucky that Henry Melton was able to develop into a solid 3-technique, but five years later the team is still looking for a long-term solution at the position and could be looking for one early in the 2014 draft.
Third Round: Juaquin Iglesias
Not only one of the worst picks in the 2009 draft, Juaquin Iglesias could also be viewed as one of the worst during Angelo's five years in Chicago.
Iglesias was expected to compete for the third wide receiver spot but was only active for one game during his rookie season. The Bears released Iglesias prior to the start of the 2010 season.
The Bears continued to struggle to find Cutler a No. 1 wide receiver until an offseason trade was made in 2012 to bring Brandon Marshall to Chicago. Despite the terrific play of Marshall and Jeffery in recent years, Iglesias serves as a reminder to a time in which the team struggled on a year-to-year basis to find a No. 1 receiver.
Fourth Round: Henry Melton
A converted running back turned into a defensive end, Texas' Henry Melton had plenty of potential coming out of college. Despite that potential, he was viewed as a project, considering his limited playing time on defense.
Melton registered 13 sacks between 2011 and 2012 and was named to his first Pro Bowl following the 2012 season. The team attempted to re-sign him that offseason but were forced to use the franchise tag on him. He started just three games in 2013 before being placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL.
Melton became a free agent at the end of the season and signed a one-year deal with a club option for three more, via DallasCowboys.com.
Despite his checkered off-the-field history, Melton was a productive piece of the Bears' defensive line, and they suffered in 2013 when he was injured. Losing Melton in free agency will likely force the Bears to take a look at guys like Pittsburgh's Aaron Donald and Florida State's Timmy Jernigan in the first round to help shore up their defensive tackle position.
Fourth Round: D.J. Moore
Drafted as a potential backup to Charles Tillman, D.J. Moore saw limited time during his rookie season in 2009. Despite having limited playing time he became the team's nickelback prior to the 2010 season.
In 2010 and 2011, Moore intercepted eight total passes and became a key part of one of the league's best defenses during that time.
He fell out of favor with Lovie Smith during the 2012 season and eventually lost the nickelback role to Kelvin Hayden. Despite the demotion he still finished with two interceptions on the year.
Moore left to join the Carolina Panthers in 2013 and recently signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, via Buccaneers.com.
He was never spectacular during his tenure in Chicago, but because of the emergence of Frey and the play of Hayden, there was no need to bring him back.
Fifth Round: Johnny Knox
Johnny Knox quickly made himself known to Bears fans when he hauled in his first career catch against the Green Bay Packers in Week 1 of the 2009 season, a 68-yard bomb from Cutler.
Knox finished his rookie season with 45 catches for 527 yards with five touchdowns and was named to the Pro Bowl as a kick returner.
He made a bigger splash in 2010 when he caught 51 balls for 960 yards and five touchdowns.
He appeared to be on his way to another solid season in 2011 when he suffered a serious back injury against the Seattle Seahawks that December. Because of the injuries he sustained that Sunday, Knox was unable to return in 2012 and officially retired in the spring of 2013, via Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Regardless of his injury, Knox proved he had the ability to stretch defenses in the passing game and could be a threat as a kick returner. The Bears have been able to solidify their passing game with receivers Marshall and Jeffery, but they are still looking for a receiver with the kind of speed Knox had that can beat safeties deep.
Fifth Round: Marcus Freeman
A fifth-round pick, Marcus Freeman was expected to compete on special teams and sit behind Briggs on the depth chart.
Freeman was unspectacular during training camp and was released prior to the regular season.
He spent time with the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Texans before retiring in 2010, after discovering he had an enlarged heart, via NationalFootballPost.com.
Sixth Round: Al Afalava
A 13-game starter in his rookie year, Al Afalava was released prior to the start of the 2009 season.
Average at best, Afalava failed to make any spectacular plays on defense for the Bears during his one year. After spending some time with the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans, he is no longer in the league.
Seventh Round: Lance Louis
Initially drafted as a tackle, Lance Louis got his first significant playing time for the Bears during the 2011 season.
He started 13 games in 2011 and 14 in 2012 before tearing his ACL against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 12.
While the offensive line struggled mightily during his time on the Bears, he was one of the team's few bright spots. He was a terrific run-blocker and an athletic pass-blocker, but the team opted to move on from him last offseason when they signed veteran Matt Slauson.
Seventh Round: Derek Kinder
A 6'1" wide receiver out of Pittsburgh, Derek Kinder played sparingly during the 2009 preseason and was released prior to the start of the regular season.
Overall Class Grade: D
The 2009 draft class gave the Bears two Pro Bowlers in Knox and Melton, but it also gave the team two of its biggest busts in recent memory, with Gilbert and Iglesias.
The production the team got out of Moore and Louis during their tenure was an unexpected surprise. The class as a whole is difficult to judge because it did not have a first- or second-round pick.
The Bears have done a nice job of adding guys like Marshall and Slauson to fill needs at positions that the team has struggled with finding selections in the draft, but with no players remaining on their roster from the 2009 draft, it proves just how difficult it is to hit on good players consistently.
All stats and measureables courtesy of NFL.com.
Matt Eurich is an NFL/Chicago Bears Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.