The Bears continued to baffle on Saturday while closing out Day 3 of the 2012 NFL draft with three more picks. Let’s catch up on the goings on at Halas Hall.
Round 4, #111 overall – Evan Rodriguez, FB/TE, Temple
Rodriguez is called the poor man’s Aaron Hernandez, he must be the really poor man’s Hernandez. He was listed as a fullback, though the Bears tell us they’ll play him as an H-back or TE. He’s versatile and the Bears think he can play 3 downs, while he’s create mismatches with his 4.6 speed.
E Rod doesn’t come to down without some baggage, including a felony assault charge that was reduced to a misdemeanor after a physical altercation with a female residence hall advisor at West Virginia. He claims that’s all behind him and he’s learned from his mistakes. Have Emery and the Bears?
I’m putting more energy into the 4th round pick because this pick actually has a chance to make an impact, compared to the other picks. It’s baffling because Georgia’s Orson Charles was on the board if they wanted a tight end and OT Bobby Massie, whom people had pined for in the 3rd round, slid into the 4th round. See the last 2 picks after the jump.
5th Round – pick traded to St Louis to move up 5 spots in Round 2
6th Round, #184 overall – Isaiah Frey, CB, Nevada
Frey was a three year starter at Nevada, where last season he was named first-team all WAC after being credited with 21 pass breakups and five interceptions as a senior.
If he makes the roster, he’ll be a bottom of the roster guy, competing with some of the free agents the Bears brought in this offseason.
7th Round, #220 overall – Greg McCoy, CB, TCU
The Bears closed the 2012 draft with another cornerback. He’s another athlete and has experience returning kickoffs, even earning Mountain West’s Special Teams Player of the Year honors after averaging 30.6 yards and 2 TD’s in 37 returns last season.
What do you think?