Top 5 Running Backs The Chicago Bears Should Target In The Draft

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Nov 23, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back James Wilder Jr. (32) before the game against the Idaho Vandals at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

4) James Wilder Jr., Florida State

Wilder is definitely the wild card choice of this list.  First, let’s get the negatives out of the way — he was arrested three times in a one-year span.  He’s had several injuries and his taller frame (6-2, 232) makes him susceptible to clean shots from defenders.  His maturity has come into question already by many NFL teams.  The good?  He’s the son of former Buccanneer James Wilder and has football in his blood.  He’s a violent runner and is arguably the best short-yardage and goal line running back in the draft.  He’s absolutely ripped though (see photo above) and would be worth a look in the later rounds as somebody the Bears would simply be willing to bring into camp to take a good look at.  He’s likely a 5th or 6th round target at this point.