NFL Network's Mike Mayock is one of the most respected draft analysts, and he provided tremendous insight heading into the draft.
On Thursday, Mayock nailed six of the top 10 picks, and he also had the Cincinnati Bengals taking tight end Jermaine Gresham 21st overall.
Unfortunately, he lost his voice late Saturday, and he couldn't be on the NFL Network set Sunday. Instead, he posted his insight on NFL.com.
Anyways, Mayock told me in an e-mail (naturally), that the Bears were fortunate to get defensive end Corey Wootton in the fourth round.
"He had excellent value in fourth round," Mayock wrote. "First- or second-round tape in '08. Very average in '09.
"If healthy and regains burst, could be good starter," Mayock wrote.
The Bears medical staff believes Wootton's knee is structurally sound.
"He passed everything, and we gave him a very good grade," general manager Jerry Angelo said Saturday. "Sometimes you'll give a player a passing grade - there's a concern, a yellow flag or a red flag - he had no flags in terms of his medical concerns with us.
"He's healed; he needs to continue to get stronger, particularly in his quad area," Angelo said. "He's 15 months out. We think that these next couple of months, he's going to get a lot stronger. Hopefully, he goes to camp at 100 percent."