The Chicago Bears 2010 NFL Draft was short and sweet with only five picks and the first pick not until the third round. Chicago addressed the needs in the secondary with their first and third NFL Draft picks. Chicago also picked up quarterback standout Dan Lefevour from Central Michigan to compete for a back up job.
Chicago Bears first NFL Draft pick and 75th overall Major Wright.
Major Wright, a safety from Florida, addresses the major need for Chicago in secondary. Wright is also a traditional safety with good instincts to the ball and great vision regarding the quarterback. Wright has leadership on the field and will need to earn the respect of new teammates from day one to be effective. If Wright can play with the same confidence he showed in college, he will be a top flight safety n the NFL. Look for Wright to be a staple of the new Chicago defense during his first NFL season.
Chicago Bears second NFL Draft pick and 109th overall Corey Wooten.
Corey Wooten a defensive end from Northwestern, won’t have to travel far to begin his pro career. Wooten will work his way into a developing defensive line that just added Julius Peppers. The addition of Peppers may be a good thing for Wooten, who can be mentored by Peppers. Wooten is a versatile player, that can play anywhere down the line and has the skill to drop back in coverage. Wooten will play in his first NFL season and may be a starter by years end.
Chicago Bears third NFL Draft pick and 141st overall Joshua Moore.
Joshua Moore, a defensive back from Kansas State, will add more depth to the weak secondary of Chicago. Moore has good enough skills to make it to the next level but he may be rushed into action and that may hurt his development. Moore has decent instincts but can be burned on deep, out routes. This doesn’t mean that Moore is a total loss, if he has a solid coaching staff to work on his flaws and bring out his instincts. Moore will play as late game substitute in his first NFL season and the rest of his career is up to him.
Chicago Bears fourth NFL Draft pick and 181st overall Dan Lefevour.
Dan Lefevour, the highly regarded quarterback from Central Michigan, is a great pick up in the sixth round. Lefevour is one of the best available quarterbacks in the college class this year and received little or no pub. Lefevour will be competing for the number two quarterback spot behind Jay Cutler. Chicago is the best place for Lefevour to land, he won’t be expected to start in the 2010 NFL season and he will have plenty of time to learn and prepare for his chance to play in the NFL. Lefevour will hold the clipboard and stand next to Lovey Smith in his first NFL season and that is a perfect start for Lefevour’s career.
Chicago Bears fifth NFL Draft pick and 218th overall J’Marcus Webb.
J’Marcus Webb, an offensive lineman from obscure West Texas A&M, was picked in a perfect spot for Chicago also. Webb and Chicago both will feel pressure to start in his first NFL season and he will be able to learn in practice and on the bench. Webb will see limited time in his first NFL season as a late game sub.
NFL Network NFL Draft live coverage April 22-24, 2010.
ESPN TV NFL Draft live coverage April 22-24, 2010.
NFL.com player profiles.