Will Bears Trade Up in Draft? Not Likely Under Angelo

In case you’re thinking Jerry Angelo and the Bears will pull off a draft deal to move up to grab a safety, history is against it.  Thanks to the Trib’s Brad Biggs, here’s the Bears’ draft deal history under Jerry Angelo:

The Bears have traded up only once in their last eight drafts. Jerry Angelo has traded picks for picks on 10 occasions and moved up only one time.

A look at the list of Angelo trades involving draft picks.

Key: 2-49 indicates 2nd round, 49th overall pick

2009 with Seattle: 2-49 for 3-68 (DL Jarron Gilbert), 4-105 (DL Henry Melton)

2008 Miami: 4-110 for 4-115 (x), 7-208 (DE Ervin Baldwin)

2008 Tampa Bay: 4-115, 6-175 for 4-120 (S Craig Steltz), 5-158 (TE Kellen Davis)

2007 San Diego: 2-37 for 2-62 (DE Dan Bazuin), 3-93 (RB Garrett Wolfe), 5-167 (S Kevin Payne), 2008 3-90 (DT Marcus Harrison)

2006 Buffalo: 1-26 for 2-42 (S Danieal Manning), 3-73 (DT Dusty Dvoracek)

2004 San Fran: 4-104 for 4-112 (LB Leon Joe), 5-147 (DE Claud Harriott)

2003 N.Y. Jets: 1-4 for 1-13 (x), 1-22 (QB Rex Grossman), 4-116 (DT Ian Scott)

2003 New England: 1-13 for 1-14 (DE Michael Haynes), 6-193 (traded)

2003 Jacksonville*: 6-176, 6-193, 7-218 for 5-143 (WR Justin Gage)

2002 Dallas: 2-63, 4-129 for 3-72 (CB Roosevelt Williams), 4-104 (DE Alex Brown), 5-140 (S Bobby Gray)

(x)-traded; *-only trade to move up

Notice they only moved up once in all those deals?  There are a lot of familiar names in that list, but not many impact players.  Maybe with his back against the wall, Jerry will pull the trigger on a big move.

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