Chicago Bears Add DE Washington and WR Wilson in Rounds 6 and 7
Sep 14, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Washington State Cougars wide receiver Marquess Wilson (86) catches an 81 yard touchdown pass while defended by UNLV Rebels defensive back Kenneth Penny (17) during the second quarter against the UNLV Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
The Bears also added a wide receiver, but not necessarily a slot receiver or burner to play inside as a compliment to Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Instead, Phil Emery added another big-bodied receiver that could develop into another monster for the Bears. Wilson was very productive at Washington State, but his college career ended abruptly after he walked out on his team. He was suspended for violating team rules and left the team, accusing the coaching staff of “belittling, intimidating, and humiliating players throughout the season.”
Phil Emery assures us that this act of immaturity is behind him and Wilson is ready to move forward with his career. If Marc Trestman and his staff don’t hurt his feelings too much and can harness his immense talent, this could become quite a steal in the draft. Here’s NFL.com’s bottom line on Wilson:
"Wilson’s exit from Washington State was not exactly ideal, as he was suspended for violating team rules and then ripped Mike Leach and his coaching staff on his way out the door. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound receiver certainly flashed playmaking ability during his two-plus seasons in Pullman, especially in a second-team all-conference sophomore year (83-1,388, 12 touchdowns) where he flashes downfield playmaking ability using his height and excellent leaping ability. If teams believe he can improve the consistency of his hands and mature physically and mentally at the next level, he could be picked in the middle rounds and contribute immedately, similarly to how Mike Williams did for Tampa Bay in 2010."
Considering the Bears grabbed him in the 7th round, it sounds like great value if he can screw his head on right.
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