What Day 3 will lack in excitement, it will make up for in content. Roughly 61% of the Draft remains, and it will all occur today. What will the Chicago Bears do next?
So far, we've got the hard-hitting FS from Florida, Major Wright, who the brass has already said should have an opportunity to start this year for the Bears. While Wright goes to work, we'll keep an eye out for the next new Bear.
ROUND 4 UPDATE: With the 11th pick (109 overall), the Bears pick 6'6" 270lb Corey Wootton, DE from Northwestern.
ROUND 5 UPDATE: With the 10th pick (141 overall), the Bears select Joshua Moore, DB from Kansas St.
Corey Wootton from NFL.com:
Corey is an outstanding combination of size and strength for the position. His production is down from previous seasons and much of that can be attributed to a knee injury sustained in the Alamo Bowl at the end of last season. He is a decent athlete but not an explosive player off the edge. His lateral agility and change of direction hinders his playmaking ability in space. Corey does defend the run well and can anchor effectively to hold the point. He utilizes quick hands and long arms to control blockers but needs to expand his pass rush package to be effective at the next level. Wootton's measurables, instincts and toughness makes him an interesting prospect for most defensive fronts. He wasn't nearly as effective as previous seasons and knee concerns will be closely scrutinized going into the 2010 Draft.
Joshua Moore, from NFL.com:
Moore is a short, compactly built player with good athleticism and power. He doesn't have ideal footwork and agility for the cornerback position and is a bit of a 'tweener for an NFL secondary. He is inconsistent with his instincts and leveraging the ball in the open field. Moore is tough and competitive but inconsistent as a run-support player. He could improve his overall play with better footwork and technique, as he does have decent speed once he transitions. Moore has been productive over the past two seasons and can contribute as a rookie on special teams and as a nickel back in sub packages.
Formatting will be a bit different today... we won't have a live-updated draft board. But, we'll make sure to update the threads with each Chicago Bears pick, and will provide fresh threads occasionally to prevent overflow.
So, grab your coffee (or bloody mary), and buckle in for the last day of the biggest event in the 2010 offseason. We're live!