Draft Do-Over: Bears' 2007 Draft was a Total Waste


NFL.com is going back and reviewing past drafts to see how they would shake out today.  Besides the obvious picks of Calvin Johnson #1 overall instead of JaMarcus Russell and Patrick Willis over Gaines Adams (rest his soul), the Bears get mentioned in this article.

The Dolphins get singled out for having a wasted draft in 2007 but the Bears get an honorable mention:

Tied with the Dolphins: The Chicago Bears, who have no one from this class still on their roster. Tight end Greg Olsen was the best player of the group, but he now plays in Carolina. Only Corey Graham really contributed, and he now plays in Baltimore.

Following their Super Bowl XLI appearance, the Bears selected Greg Olsen with the 31st pick.  At least he’s a productive player in the league.  The same can’t be said for their other draftees.  Take a look back:

Round Pick (Overall) Player Position School
1 31 (31) Greg Olsen TE Miami (FL)
2 30 (62) Daniel Bazuin DE Central Michigan
3 29 (93) Garrett Wolfe RB Northern Illinois
3 30 (94) Michael Okwo OLB Stanford
4 31 (130) Josh Beekman G Boston College
5 30 (167) Kevin Payne S Louisiana-Monroe
5 31 (168) Corey Graham CB New Hampshire
7 11 (221) Trumaine McBride CB Mississippi
7 31 (241) Aaron Brant T Iowa State

Is it a wonder why Jerry Angelo got fired?

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