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Everyone expected the Bears to draft a wide receiver or tight end to upgrade a pitiful offense. Instead, Lovie Smith and Jerry Angelo decided to trade away Chicago's first-round pick and grab five defensive players instead.
Hester's name will probably stay in the record books forever and Manning is still a good-looking safety, but beyond that this is a pretty average draft. Chicago missed big time on Greg Jennings (taken five picks before Hester), Owen Daniels (taken 26 picks after Dvoracek) and Brandon Marshall (taken one pick before the Bears landed Jamar Williams), any of whom could've been the difference in their Super Bowl loss to the Indianapolis Colts later that season.
(Other players from this draft include fourth rounder Jamar Williams, who has seen limited action as a backup linebacker and sixth rounders Tyler Reed and J.D. Runnels).
Overall draft grade: B