6. Dan LeFevour, QB, Central Michigan
Central Michigan went 12-2 with a high potent offense, capping off a great four-year run of bowl appearances. The Bears knew there was something special that helped cause that run, they just got the wrong player. Yes, it was Antonio Brown, who was taken 14 picks after LeFevour who appears to be the main reason as to the offensive success. While we do not need to dig into what Brown did in his NFL career, it is worth noting that LeFevour was cut in training camp in 2010 and made a roster elsewhere, although he was never active for a single NFL game.
7. J’Marcus Webb, T, West Texas A&M
Most fans are going to get a sour taste in their mouth when thinking about Webb. However, for a seventh-round pick from West Texas A&M, he has certainly overshot his expectations. Webb started 12 games as a rookie and proceeded to start in games each of the next two seasons. He bounced from right to left tackle and it reflected the Bears line more than it did the play of Webb, but Webb hung in and continued to earn starts. In fact, Webb started three games last season for the Seahawks offensive line. For a seventh round pick, the Bears can mark this one a successful evaluation.
The Broncos turned Jay Cutler into a couple of starting wide receivers, one who is on their roster currently, a pass rusher, and some spare parts. As the biggest impact move of the draft, the trade does not push the grade in one direction or the other in a major way. The loss of Adams hurts. While you never will know if the Bears even had eyes on Rob Gronkowski, to eventually find out that is the spot in which he was taken is going to hurt.
Other than that Major Wright and J’Marcus Webb are the big wins of this class. Wootton gave some starts and may have paid off for his draft position, but in Wright and Webb, they at least got some sustained consistency, albeit not major. It is not a pretty draft, but finding a late round starter, a depth defensive back, and of course, Cutler makes it slightly above a complete and utter failure.