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.
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.