The Bears finally started working late Friday night. After sending their first round pick this year to Denver, which ended up being Tim Tebow after they traded back and forth in the Jay Cutler trade and their second round pick to Tampa in the trade for the late Gaines Adams, the Bears were the last team to make their first pick of the draft.
So who did they take with the 75th pick in the draft.
Major Wright, safety, 5'11 1/2, 206 lbs out of the University of Florida. Lovie & Co. will probably slide him in a free safety. I really don't know what to think about Major because I don't watch a lot of Florida football and even when I did I wasn't paying attention to the defense but I do remember that hit he made against OU in the championship game 2 years ago. Wright was selected to the SEC All Freshmen team and had a very productive sophomore year while all his number basically were cut in half this past season. He has good top end speed and is willing to play hurt. He played against Kentucky during his freshman year with a cast on his hand due to a broken thumb. Overall solid pick but would have liked to see them trade up into the second round to get Taylor Mays from USC who went 49th to the 49ers. Mike Singletary is going to love that guy.
With the 109th pick in the 2010 NFL draft the Chicago Bears select... Alex Brown
No I'm kidding but they drafted his replacement and a local kid. Out of Northwestern they drafted defensive end Corey Wootton who was one of the top 5 players remaining going into day 3 of the draft. Wootton who is 6'6 270 lbs and was rated as the 5th best defensive end in the draft. The reason for his slide was after tearing his ACL in the 2008 Alamo Bowl he just didn't look like the same player this past season. If he fully recovers and returns to his old form, Jerry might have gotten a steal here. I would expect Wootton to maybe rotate with Mark Anderson. Surprised the Bears didn't try and trade up for Bruce Campbell who is a huge offensive tackel out of Maryland who ended up going to the Raiders. Bruce had some character concerns but based on talent could have been a first round pick. He was picked just 3 picks before Wootton.
The Bears have 3 picks remaining, #141(4th round), #181(5th round, and #218(7th round). So far I think they have drafted very solid and have 2 possible starters. Also watch the Lions, they just keep adding talent and the Packers and Vikings have also had solid drafts so far.