With the draft just four weeks and one day away and no other non-legal NFL action on the horizon, it’s interesting to glance back at Jerry Angelo’s selections in his nine years of commanding the Bears’ war room.
Under Angelo, the Bears have drafted only 11 offensive linemen, six of them in the seventh (final) round. Only two of the 11 (Chris Williams and J’Marcus Webb) are starters for coach Lovie Smith, while Lance Louis is a backup.
Meanwhile the Bears have selected 18 defensive backs, including 2010 starters Charles Tillman, Devin Hester (who was drafted as a cornerback then converted to wide receiver), Chris Harris (who was traded away for two years and then re-acquired) and Danieal Manning. In addition, draftees Zack Bowman, Corey Graham, D.J. Moore, Craig Steltz, Major Wright and Joshua Moore have all started games in the past and/or were on last year’s roster.
What will all this mean late next month when the Bears are on the clock?