Back in 1983 the NFL Draft was twelve rounds. Quite a few players that were drafted, especially at the tail end of the draft, had a hard time making the team. The Bears had five more picks after they grabbed Bortz including two in the ninth and one in the tenth, eleventh and twelfth rounds. None of the players selected in these rounds had a huge impact or were even on the Bears Super Bowl team in 1985.
Pittsburgh offensive guard Rob Fada, a teammate of Covert, was selected with the 230th overall pick in the draft (9th round). He was with the Bears for two seasons before he landed with the Kansas City Chiefs. After one season there, he was out of football for good.
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Linebacker Mark Zavagnin, a Notre Dame product, was drafted by the Bears in the ninth round at number 235. He didn’t play a down for the Bears.
The tenth round saw Chicago take Texas Tech running back Anthony Hutchinson at number 256. He was primarily a kick return specialist with the Bears and lasted just two years in Chicago. He spent his third and final season in Buffalo. Hutchinson was out of the league after the 1985 season.
Chicago grabbed another running back with their eleventh-round selection as they chose Gary Worthy, out of Wilmington (Ohio). Worthy, the 286th pick in the draft, did not play for the Bears or in the NFL. He decided to cast his lot with the USFL’s San Antonio Gunslingers instead.
With their final pick in the 1983 NFL Draft, the Bears took Illinois wide receiver Oliver Williams 313th overall. Williams never made it onto the roster but ended up in Indianapolis for two seasons, including the year he was drafted. He ended his career after the 1987 season following a stint with the Houston Oilers.