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Bears take TCU cornerback Greg McCoy in seventh round

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The Bears took TCU cornerback Greg McCoy in the seventh round (220th overall) to conclude Phil Emery's first draft as general manager Saturday.

The 5-10, 181-pound McCoy will compete for a roster spot at cornerback, but his best chance will be on special teams. McCoy ranked sixth nationally in kickoff returns last season with 30.6 yards per return. He was Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year.

He's no slouch at cornerback. McCoy, a Dallas product, was the Poinsettia Bowl defensive MVP after returning an interception 24 yards to set up a tying touchdown in TCU's 31-24 victory over Louisiana Tech. But he'll be in a crowded field that includes newcomers Kelvin Hayden and Jonathan Wilhite and sixth-round pick Isaiah Frey of Nevada, who general manager Phil Emery called ''most skilled corner at the back end of the draft.''

"He's going to have every opportunity to compete for that fifth or sixth corner, depending on how many we keep,'' Emery said about McCoy. ''We have kept as many as six, normally we keep five. There's going to be an awfully good competitive mix since we've brought in Jonathan [Wilhite] and Kelvin [Hayden] to find out who makes that team and he'll be given that opportunity to along with Isaiah [Frey]. The more you can do, the better your chances are. Greg's got a chance with his return [ability], Isaiah has to show us he can be a gunner and be a guy on (special) teams."

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My take on the Bear's draft:
Round 1: not what I was expecting or would have done, but not terrible - time will tell
Round 2: I like this pick
Rounds 3-7: Huh?

A couple decent picks, a safety (of course) with a history of injury, a mid-round TE for some reason (at least it wasn't a qb), and then a couple no-name corners, all the while waiting for a guard or DT that never comes. All very Angelo-esque.

I'm remaining optimistic, but those last few rounds sure are making it hard.

Welcome to Chicago! Go frogs!

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