1st Round, Pick 20
Oregon Guard Kyle Long
Kyle "Caveman" Long, 23, has played only two years at OL. He played a season at junior college and 11 games at Oregon with four starts.
Offensive linemen usually transition well to the NFL even without great awareness. Long could start for Chicago at either tackle or guard in 2013 since it's an open competition on the Bears o-line. He should also transition nicely into new head coach Marc Trestman's up-tempo offense since Oregon is a notoriously speedy offense.
Chicago has selected three offensive linemen with their last four first round picks, Chris Williams in 2008 and Gabe Carimi in 2011. Long is the polar opposite of Williams and Carimi. Long has huge upside, little experience and no major injury problems. Carimi and Williams had a ton of experience, some upside and major injury concerns.
Emery was reaching for Long. Although he had no choice, o-lineman were flying off the board and Long was their prospect. It all depends if Emery reached for the right OL.
Long could turn out to be a steal or bust just like last year's first round pick Shea McClellin, who had 2.5 sacks in 2012. Emery is making bold decisions that won't impact the team immediately because he signed 18 veterans to one year deals to cover all the holes in Chicago.
Long had some off-the-field issues four years ago, seems to have matured. In 2008, he was also drafted by the White Sox in the 23rd round.
2nd Round, Pick 50 - Florida Inside Linebacker Jonathan Bostic
Height: 6'1" - Weight: 245 lbs - 40-yard dash: 4.61 seconds, Bench press: 22 reps of 225 - ESPN's Grade: 73 - NFL.com Grade: 62
Chicago passed on Arthur Brown from KSU for Florida's Jonathan Bostic, a bigger reach than Long. NFL.com had Bostic graded lower than any other Bears draft pick, even 7th round pick Marquess Wilson has a higher grade.
Bostic, 22, was a three year starter at Florida in the SEC, the most talented conference in college football. He was second-team All-SEC in 2012. He ran the third fastest 40-yard dash among linebackers in 2013. Bostic is an inside linebacker but many scouts think he is better fit for outside linebacker. He is a stout tackler and good in coverage. He has no prior injury problems and has some upside.
Drafting Bostic shows that Chicago is not confidant in new MLB D.J. Williams. He could be a starter at MLB or OLB and contribute on special teams.
4th Round, Pick 117
Rutgers Outside Linebacker Khaseem Greene
Weight: 241 lbs
40-yard dash: 4.71 seconds
Bench press: 17 reps of 225
ESPN's Grade: 79 - NFL.com Grade: 78
Khaseem "Mean Machine" Greene, 24, was selected to ESPN's 2012 All-American team. He won back-to-back Big East defensive player of the year.
Greene could be the steal of the draft. He was overlooked for playing in the Big East, but he was the best defensive player in the conference for two years.
Greene is a converted safety, who will fit into the Bears scheme that seems to be turning into a multiple D using both 4-3 and 3-4 looks. It'll be interesting to see who turns out to be the better player, Bostic or Greene.
5th Round, Pick 163
Louisiana Tech Tackle Jordan Mills
Weight: 316 lbs
40-yard dash: 5.37 seconds
Bench press: 20 reps of 225
Mills, 22, is a bit of unknown commodity. Most scouts say he is very weak against the speed rush and tends to hold. However, Mills' run blocking is superior to many in the draft.
He started at guard his freshman year and right tackle as a sophomore, junior and senior. His coaches at Louisiana Tech tried to red shirt Mills after his freshman season because he needed the extra coaching. He still needs more refining but could be a good guard or tackle.
6th Round, Pick 188
Georgia Defensive End Cornelius Washington
Weight: 265 lbs
40-yard dash: 4.75 seconds
Bench press: 36 reps of 225
ESPN's Grade: 71 - NFL.com Grade: 70
Cornelius Washington, 23, has the size and athletic ability of a first rounder but his production is not worth a draft pick.
He had five sacks in 2011 but only .5 in 2012. Washington could be a 4-3 defensive end or 3-4 rush outside linebacker.
Washington has a ton of upside but is unlikely to have any impact in 2013.
7th Round, Pick 236
Washington St. Wide Receiver Marquess Wilson
Weight: 194 lbs
40-yard dash: 4.53 seconds
Bench press: 7 reps of 225
ESPN's Grade: 50 - NFL.com Grade: 67
Wilson, 20, has first round talent and production but a heated departure from Washington State made his stock free fall. WSU head coach Mike Leach led Wilson to quit the team, when Wilson refused to participate in conditioning drills. Leach has had problems with player abuse in the past.
Leach is probably in the wrong and Wilson is most likely the best value pick by Chicago. He was considered a top 5 receiver before the controversy.
Chicago Bears Draft Grade: B
It is hard to judge this class because many of the players are projects. However, Greene and Wilson can make an immediate impact. This could be the worst Chicago draft class of all time or the best. Emery has rolled the dice the last two drafts, only Alshon Jeffery made an impact.