Chicago Bears Draft Anaylsis: Rounds 1-4

Danny MeikelContributor IMarch 13, 2009

Sorry I think this is my third draft. I'm a draft junkie but here it goes once again. Hopefully it's my last.

Round 1- Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR Maryland. 6'2", 210 lbs. 4.30 40-yard dash, 38.5 inch vertical jump.

The Bears fill their No. 1 need here at wide receiver. DHB was the top performer in the 40-yard dash and vertical jump at the combine. Threat to score at all times. Probably be double-teamed a lot due to speed and will help other receivers get open as well. 

Has inconsistent hands sometimes also. The Bears will have a true No. 1 receiver and they pick the wide receiver in this draft with the most potential. The Bears can also go with Nicks or Britt here too, but if Maclin falls to us then I'd expect us to take him no sweat. The Bears may even go Josh Freeman here but I highly doubt it.

Round 2- Phil Loadholt RT Oklahoma 6'8", 332 lbs. 26 bench reps. They fill their offensive line problem here. He is a pancake blocker that can open holes for Forte. Solves the offensive line position fills the right tackle spot for a long time. He needs to work on his pass blocking and footwork though. The Bears can also go with Robinson or Meredith here which they can both play guard or tackle.

Round 3- Phillip Hunt DE Houston 6'1" 261 lbs. 4.68 40-yard dash. Pass rusher, recorded 10.5 sacks last year along with 18 tackles for loss. I believe he's very underrated.

Round 4-David Bruton FS Notre Dame 6'2" 220 lbs. 4.40 40-yard dash. Very athletic and was in the top ten at the combine for safeties in bench press and the 40-yard dash as well as a couple others. The Bears can also go with Sherrod Martin here who would be great at 6'1" and he can play either free safety or cornerbackNive.

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