|Rd 3 - #4(68)||Jarron Gilbert (DT) San Jose St|
|Rd 3 - #35(99)||Juaquin Iglesias (WR) Oklahoma|
|Rd 4 - #5(105)||Henry Melton (DE) Texas|
|Rd 4 - #19(119)||D.J. Moore (CB) Vanderbilt|
|Rd 5 - #4(140)||Johnny Knox (WR) Ab Christian|
I love the Gilbert pick. The guy is an athletic freak and he's good the speed and strength to make an immediate contribution alongside Tommie Harris. He's also got a good business sense - nothing will skyrocket your draft stock like a crazy-ass youtube video of yourself jumping completely out of a swimming pool:
This looks like some kind of X-Men preview. Put a cape on this guy and get him on the line - by far the best player available, projected as early as 1st round.
The other picks are logical: Iglesias and Knox are both solid WR's that will pull coverage off Hester and can thrive in a west coast offense. Good possession guys with speed. I'm sure Cutler will make one of these guys look a lot like Eddie Royal in Denver last season. Knox ran a 4.3 at the combine (which is really fast for those of you who don't spend your free time watching combine film).
I don't know much about Melton, but he looks good and adds depth. DJ Moore was a guy I was hoping we wouldn't take at 49 but I'm more than happy to have him at 119. He was the 5th ranked DB in the entire draft and top 50 overall.
Rumors were flying yesterday that we were wheeling for Anquan Boldin, but he was apparently too pricey and we dealt the pick instead. Looks like a good move, we got some great depth, but we still have some glaring needs in the secondary.
We just took Marcus Freeman (OLB, Ohio State) and I've got inside word from my boy Andrew that he's the real deal.
So far so good for the Bears, loving the picks so far. Keep it up!