Chicago Bears Complete 2013 NFL Draft Grades

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December 28, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights linebacker Khaseem Greene (20) lines up on the line of scrimmage during the first half of the Russell Athletic Bowl held at the Citrus Bowl. The Hokies defeated the Scarlet Knights 13-10 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Round 4

Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers

Need: As we discussed before, the Bears need some young linebackers and impact players, especially on defense.

Value: A lot of draftniks had Greene with a 2nd or 3rd round grades on Greene, who was an impact player.  He created a ton of turnovers and has all the tools to step in and immediately compete for a starting job.

Passed On: They missed out on centers Brian Schwenke and Barrett Jones who were drafted a few spots ahead, while quarterback Matt Barkley was also taken earlier in the round. Not that running back is a big need, but highly touted RB’s Jonathan Franklin and Marcus Lattimore went later in the round.  In the skills position area, they also passed on WR prosepct Kenny Stills.

Grade: A- 

Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl south squad offensive lineman Jordan Mills of Louisiana Tech against the Senior Bowl north squad during the second half of the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The South squad defeated the North squad 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Round 5

Jordan Miller, OT, Louisiana Tech

Need: The Bears clearly needed to add some talent on the O-line and continued to stockpile players in that area.

Value: The Bears traded down 10 spots to pick up a 7th round choice. Mills was deemed a Top 100 pick, so getting him at #163 offers good value.

Passed On: Chose to pass on Texas A&M WR Ryan Swope, another slot WR prospect.

Grade: B  

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