The Bears came into the final day of the draft with a fourth, fifth and sixth round pick, and left the day with a linebacker, an offensive tackle, a defensive end, and a talented wide receiver lottery ticket.
This was an interesting pick; after Jonathan Bostic was taken in the second round, the Bears took a second linebacker. With the linebacking situation being the way it is, the Bears still needed to add more youth and depth to a very thin position; Bostic and Greene will be counted on to develop into consistent starting linebackers.
This pick is a good one. This was the second pick the Bears spent this draft on offensive linemen, in an offseason where they signed Jermon Bushrod for four years, added guard Matt Slauson for a year, picked up Eben Britton, added Taylor Boggs, and spent a first-round pick on Kyle Long. When Marc Trestman says an offense needs a good offensive line, well they'll be damned if they don't end up with one. Mills is projected at right tackle, and could possibly even start there this season.
Washington is another interesting pick. Washington was projected to go much earlier in the draft, but fell to this spot and could prove to be good value behind Julius Peppers (who's getting older), Corey Wootton and Shea McClellin.
Now this is what I call a lottery ticket, only it's like one you found on the sidewalk. This is a pick that could pay out big, but if it doesn't work out, well, it was a bottom-of-the-seventh-round draft pick, so next to zero risk.