Chicago Frontrunner GM Candidate Phil Emery Was a Bears College Scout


Phil Emery is the Front Runner for the Bears GM job.  Back in the day – from 1998 to 2004 to be more precise, he was an area scout for the Beloved.  Here are some of the players that were drafted under his watch, courtesy of drafthistory.com:

2003 1 1 14 14 Michael Haynes DE Penn State
2 1 22 22 Rex Grossman QB Florida
3 2 3 35 Charles Tillman DB Louisiana-Lafayette
4 3 4 68 Lance Briggs LB Arizona
5 4 3 100 Todd Johnson DB Florida
6 4 19 116 Ian Scott DT Florida
7 5 4 139 Bobby Wade WR Arizona
8 5 8 143 Justin Gage WR Missouri
9 5 36 171 Tron Lafavor DT Florida
10 6 18 191 Joe Odom LB Purdue
11 6 33 206 Brock Forsey RB Boise State
12 7 47 261 Bryan Anderson G Pittsburgh
2002 1 1 29 29 Marc Colombo T Boston College
2 3 7 72 Roosevelt Williams DB Tuskegee
3 3 28 93 Terrence Metcalf G Mississippi
4 4 6 104 Alex Brown DE Florida
5 5 5 140 Bobby Gray DB Louisiana Tech
6 5 30 165 Bryan Knight LB Pittsburgh
7 6 27 199 Adrian Peterson RB Georgia Southern
8 6 31 203 Jamin Elliott WR Delaware
9 6 38 210 Bryan Fletcher TE UCLA
2001 1 1 8 8 David Terrell WR Michigan
2 2 7 38 Anthony Thomas RB Michigan
3 3 6 68 Mike Gandy G Notre Dame
4 4 8 103 Karon Riley DE Minnesota
5 5 7 138 Bernard Robertson T Tulane
6 7 8 208 John Capel WR Florida
2000 1 1 9 9 Brian Urlacher LB New Mexico
2 2 8 39 Mike Brown DB Nebraska
3 3 7 69 Dez White WR Georgia Tech
4 3 25 87 Dustin Lyman LB Wake Forest
5 4 31 125 Reggie Austin DB Wake Forest
6 6 4 170 Frank Murphy RB Kansas State
7 6 8 174 Paul Edinger K Michigan State
8 7 17 223 James Cotton LB Ohio State
9 7 48 254 Michael Green DB Northwestern State (LA)
1999 1 1 12 12 Cade McNown QB UCLA
2 2 17 48 Russell Davis DT North Carolina
3 3 5 66 Rex Tucker T Texas A&M
4 3 10 71 D’Wayne Bates WR Northwestern
5 3 17 78 Marty Booker WR N.E. Louisiana
6 4 11 106 Warrick Holdman LB Texas A&M
7 4 16 111 Rosevelt Colvin DE Purdue
8 5 10 143 Jerry Wisne G Notre Dame
9 5 11 144 Khari Samuel LB Massachusetts
10 5 14 147 Jerry Azumah DB New Hampshire
11 6 15 184 Rashard Cook DB USC
12 7 15 221 Sulecio Sanford WR Middle Tennessee State
13 7 47 253 James Finn RB Pennsylvania
1998 1 1 5 5 Curtis Enis RB Penn State
2 2 5 35 Tony Parrish DB Washington
3 3 3 64 Olin Kreutz C Washington
4 4 2 94 Alonzo Mayes TE Oklahoma State
5 6 4 157 Chris Draft LB Stanford
6 6 36 189 Patrick Mannelly G Duke
7 7 28 217 Chad Overhauser G UCLA
8 7 43 232 Moses Moreno QB Colorado State

I rest my case.

To be fair, I don’t know what areas he covered during the entire tenure, but we do know that he was instrumental in the drafting of Rex Grossman.  Now can I rest my case?

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  • teejaysplace

    In fairness, Rex Grossman is far from the worst player on this list. He’s still playing (and occasionally starting) in the NFL, so a case can be made that he wasn’t a bad pick. Michael Haynes, who Chicago picked AHEAD of Grossman in 2003, however….

  • teejaysplace

    In fairness, Rex Grossman is far from the worst player on this list. He’s still playing (and occasionally starting) in the NFL, so a case can be made that he wasn’t a bad pick. Michael Haynes, who Chicago picked AHEAD of Grossman in 2003, however….

  • BearGogglesOn

    Grossman is far from the worst player on the list, but he’s also a first round QB bust. Missing on that pick set the franchise back and they’re still recovering.

  • BearGogglesOn

    Grossman is far from the worst player on the list, but he’s also a first round QB bust. Missing on that pick set the franchise back and they’re still recovering.

  • adamspeaks

    @ErikMack34 and?

  • ErikMack34

    @adamspeaks for every Urlacher and Mike Brown, he had a hand in drafting 1st round busts McNown, Enis, David Terrell, Haynes, Grossman

  • adamspeaks

    @ErikMack34 and?

  • ErikMack34

    @adamspeaks for every Urlacher and Mike Brown, he had a hand in drafting 1st round busts McNown, Enis, David Terrell, Haynes, Grossman