April 26, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; General manager Phil Emery (left) and head coach Marc Trestman (right) stand with first-round selection of guard Kyle Long (center) from Oregon University during a Chicago Bears press conference at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Reid Compton-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft Grades: Chicago Bears

The 2013 NFL Draft has come and gone, and now it’s time for some reflection. While some teams traded around to get who they want, others stood pat to see who would slide to them — and if there’s one thing to remember about this draft it’s players that slid around the rounds. But now that the draft is behind us, the all important grading phase has begun, so lets take a look at how the Chicago Bears did in this year’s NFL Draft.

Draft Picks

  • (20) Kyle Long, g, Oregon
  • (50) Jon Bostic, lb, Florida
  • (117) Khaseem Greene, lb, Rutgers
  • (163) Jordan Mills, ot, Louisiana Tech
  • (188) Cornelius Washington, de, Georgia
  • (236) Marquess Wilson, wr, Washington State.

Best Pick: Kyle Long, G/Oregon

Long will be able to come in and give Jay Cutler what he needs — protection. By forgoing a linebacker in the first round when they had the pick of the litter, the Bears showed that they’re truly committed to making this offense better than it has ever been.

Worst Pick: Marquess Wilson, WR/Washington State

This has more to do with where the Bears decided to address the wide receiver issue rather than who Marquess Wilson is. Yes ,he’s got some issues but the Bears have receiver issues and the fact that they didn’t address it until their last pick in the draft is more than just a bit troubling.

Analysis: It’s a hit and miss class for the Bears, as they started strong and bold with Kyle Long and grabbed some real talent in Khaseem Greene and Cornelius Washington. But they didn’t address the receiver position quick enough and didn’t show enough interest in upgrading one of the most essential positions for Cutler to succeed.

2013 Draft Grade: C+

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