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How the Bears were constructed

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With the draft a little more than 27 hours away, let's take a look at the Bears' roster to see how it has been constructed to this point.

First round (4)

Brian Urlacher (9), 2000
Chris Williams (14), 2008
Tommie Harris (14), 2004
Greg Olsen (31), 2007

Second round (4)

Charles Tillman (35), 2003
Danieal Manning (42), 2006
Matt Forte (44), 2008
Devin Hester (57), 2006

Third round (6)

Olin Kreutz (64), 1998
Lance Briggs (68), 2003
Earl Bennett (70), 2008
Dusty Dvoracek (73), 2006
Marcus Harrison (90), 2008
Garrett Wolfe (93), 2007

Fourth round (5)

Alex Brown (104), 2002
Nathan Vasher (110), 2004
Jamar Williams (120), 2006
Craig Steltz (120), 2008
Josh Beekman (130), 2007

Fifth round (5)

Zack Bowman (142), 2008
Kellen Davis (158), 2008
Mark Anderson (159), 2006
Kevin Payne (167), 2007
Corey Graham (168), 2007

SIxth round (3)

Pat Mannelly (189), 1998
Adrian Peterson (199), 2002
Tyler Reed (200), 2006

Seventh round (3)

Ervin Baldwin (208), 2008
Trumaine McBride (221), 2007
Joey LaRocque (243), 2008

Undrafted free agents (4)

Cody Balogh, 2008
Joe Clermond, 2008
Caleb Hanie, 2008
Fontel Mines, 2007

Unrestricted free agents (8)

Brett Basanez, 2009
Josh Bullocks, 2009
Frank Omiyale, 2009
Anthony Adams, 2007
Rashied Davis, 2005
Roberto Garza, 2005
Desmond Clark, 2003
Brad Maynard, 2001

Waived free agents (12)

Glenn Earl, 2009
Orlandon Pace, 2009
Kevin Shaffer, 2009
John Broussard, 2008
Rudy Burgess, 2008
Jason Davis, 2008
Kevin Jones, 2008
Brandon Rideau, 2006
Robbie Gould, 2005
Hunter Hillenmeyer, 2003
Israel Idonije, 2003

Waiver claim (2)

Jason McKie, 2003
Marcus Hamilton, 2008

Trade (3)

Jay Cutler, 2009
Dan Buenning, 2008
Adewale Ogunleye, 2004

Free agents signed off practice squads (3)

Devin Aromashodu, 2008
Nick Roach, 2007
Matt Toeaina, 2007

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7 Comments

And you wonder why I'm nervous?

Although they seem to have improved over the last couple years, those numbers are still kick-the-furniture bad. Angelo says he expects to draft 3 starters? According to those numbers he will exceed expectations with one.

I could have swore that we nabbed Hillenmeyer off of the Packer's Practice Squad. Regardless, this is a cool breakdown, Brad. Good work and BEAR DOWN!

Yeah MS I am with you on that. But at least the second round looks to be Angelo's best round.

I think that the fourth and fifth rounds look like a group that can make big contributions for years to come, with the exception of Beekman. I have a lot of confidence in Mr. Angelo that he can grab quality players in those rounds tomorrow.

In fact, it went under the rader, but the fifth round pick that came along with Cutler should prove to be a future starter as well. So we picked up Cutler and a starter...to be named later.

Mr. Angelo and/or Coach Smith made a hell of a pick 44th overall last year and so let's see if they can do it again at 49?!!!

I think the fourth and fifth rounds look like a group that can make big contributions for years to come, with the exception of Beekman. I have a lot of confidence in Mr. Angelo that he can grab quality players in those rounds tomorrow.

In fact, it went under the rader, but the fifth round pick that came along with Cutler should prove to be a future starter as well. So we picked up Cutler and a starter...to be named later.

Mr. Angelo and/or Coach Smith made a hell of a pick 44th overall last year and so let's see if they can do it again at 49?!!!

BTW, I really don't care what anyone thinks, I supported drafting Chris Williams last year and now think he posed to become a great tackle (especailly on the right side) for years to come. I do think, however, that we will need to look at drafting another LEFT tackle in the next couple of years because Pace probably only has two good years left, not three. Hell he could end up hurt and missing most of this year, easily.

we DID nab Hunter off the Packers practice squad.

However, he had to be waieved from the packers 53 man roster before being put on the practice squad..so he was waived..but also on the practice squad.

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