The quarterback position wasn't a glaring offensive need like, say, offensive line. But, the Bears obviously couldn't pass up a chance to take a quarterback they liked -- one with local ties.
Dan LeFevour starred at Central Michigan, breaking numerous national records in 51 starts, but he played his prep football at Benet Academy near his hometown of Downers Grove.
LeFevour was projected as a potential second-round pick, but he dropped to the Bears in the sixth round.
"This is a process you can't control," LeFevour said, noting how badly quarterbacks want control. "It's a little bit aggravating at times. But you have to realize it's all going to work out."
Still, LeFevour said it's a "dream come true" to play for the Bears.
"I've been watching the Bears for quite a few years," he said.
His favorite player was the late Walter Payton, even though the legendary running back retired before LeFevour was born. Still, he thought enough of the Bears great to hang his jersey in his room.
LeFevour is one of the most intriguing prospects in this draft. While he didn't play at a major school, the MAC is a respected conference, producing players like Ben Roethlisberger and Chad Pennington, and he was effective as a passer and runner, piling up 15,853 total yards.
He runs a very respectable 4.6 in the 40-yard dash, and ESPN analyst Mel Kiper said he's got a stronger arm than Pennington.
It will be interesting to see what the Bears do with their depth chart.
Lovie Smith said at the NFL owners meeting he was open to adding a veteran, highlighting how that player might be a nice sounding board for starter Jay Cutler.
But, Cutler is now backed by Caleb Hanie, Brett Basanez and now LeFevour.
Since they invested one of their few draft picks in LeFevour, the Bears certainly are going to give him time to develop. And if he shows anything in the pre-season, the Bears likely will not be able to slide him onto the practice squad, especially since he was projected to go higher in the draft.
That means Hanie and Basanez may be battling for the final spot.
Smith has said several times that the club likes Hanie, but he hasn't given any indication about how he -- or anyone else -- feels about Basanez.
The x-factor, of course, is if the Bears were to add a veteran like Marc Bulger.