As we continue our mission to uncover the worst draft picks ever made by our franchise, today we'd like to remember Michael Haynes, the defensive end from Penn State that was selected 14th overall in the 2003 Draft.
Bears fans might remember how Haynes failed to crack the starting lineup for most of his tenure in Chicago... he played a total of three seasons, and started a grand total of four games. When he did see the field in rotation, he wasn't very effective, registering less than 50 tackles while in a Bears uniform, and a total of 5.5 sacks.
And, just because it's fun, here are a couple other DEs who the Bears passed on in order to grab Haynes: Osi Umenyiora and Robert Mathis. Also on the board: Troy Polamalu, Nnamdi Asomugha, Anquan Boldin, Asante Samuel... well, you get the idea.
Haynes' tenure lasted three seasons with the Bears, signed with the Saints (only to be cut after one inactive game), then signed with the Jets (he lasted one day on their roster before being released).
Oh, and he was very critical of Cedric Benson a couple years ago.
Yet another draft bust by the Bears... what were your thoughts of his career in Navy and Orange?
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