LB Trevathan, Danny F
OT Massie, Bobby F
LB Freeman, Jerrell F
DL Hicks, Akiem F
LS Brewer, Aaron F
G Ramirez, Manny F
OLB Floyd, Leonard 6’5 244 Georgia 1(9)
G Whitehair, Cody 6’3 301 Kansas State 2(56)
DE Bullard, Jonathan 6’3 285 Florida 3(72)
ILB Kwiatkoski, Nick 6’2 243 West Virginia 4(113)
S Bush, Deon 6’0 199 Miami(FL) 4(124)
CB Hall, Deiondre’ 6’1 199 Northern Iowa 4(127)
RB Howard, Jordan 6’1 225 Indiana 5(150)
S Houston-Carson, Deandre 6’0 201 William & Mary 6(185)
WR Braverman, Daniel 5’10 180 Western Michigan 7(230)
WR Duncan, Kieren 5’10 176 Colorado State-Pueblo UDFA
WR Keaton, Derek 5’10 188 Georgia Southern UDFA
WR Peterson, Darrin 6’1 204 Liberty UDFA
TE Braunecker, Benjamin 6’3 250 Harvard UDFA
TE Sommers, Joseph 6’3 241 Wisconsin-Oshkosh UDFA
T Bellard, Adrian 6’5 296 Texas State University UDFA
T Kling, John 6’7 313 Buffalo UDFA
G Williams, Donovan 6’1 328 Lousiana-Lafayette UDFA
DE Adeyemi, Kenton 6’3 288 Connecticut UDFA
DE Robertson-Harris, Roy 6’5 251 UTEP UDFA(LB)
CB Calhoun, Traveze 6’0 192 Mississippi State UDFA
CB Peterson, Kevin 5’10 181 Oklahoma State UDFA
P Lecompte, Ben 5’9 200 North Dakota State UDFA
For the Bears, the offseason was first about filling holes on the defense created by FA departures and shoring up the OL to try and keep Cutler upright for the season.
Massie and Trevathan were the huge gets in Free Agency, while Freeman, Hicks and Ramirez all figure to have roles to play. Obviously the Bears were not happy with their snapper so Brewer will be given a chance to compete.
The Draft brought a host of help to a defense that needed it, and another depth addition to the OL as well as a developmental type pass catcher.
Floyd had better be the next coming of Kyle Long otherwise this pick becomes a big time reach for a situational pass rusher.
Whitehair was solid value in round 2, and may well slot in right away in what should be an improved OL. At worst he will provide versatile depth.
Bullard was productive at Florida, but the Bears haven’t had much luck with Florida products on D of late, but if he happens to become another Alex Brown this pick will be a huge steal.
Kwiatkoski is a decent and versitile reserve type who can play anywhere on the second level.
Bush will join a revamped seconday and provide depth at worst, and might see the field sooner rather then later if the history of Bear mid round DB picks repeats itself.
Hall is a size prospect from a smaller school that might need a year to transition, but he can play corner or safety and will likely contribute down the road as the Bears have expiring contracts after this season on other DB guys.
Howard will join the committee approach to replacing Matt Forte. He was productive in college but at times had problems staying healthy. It might work out better for him here where he doesn’t have to be “the Man”
Houston-Carson is another versitile CB/S who not only was productive in the secondary, but blocked 9 kicks as well on special teams. Great value here.
Braverman was another great value as a high production WR in a pass happy offence at Western Michigan. At worst he will provide depth and and only cost a seventh round pick even if he doesn’t make it, which is unlikely.
Of the UDFA’s, Braunecker and either of the CB’s, Calhoun and Peterson have the best chances to stick on talent and team needs. Also anytime a team brings in a P or K he has a chance, so keep an eye on Lecompte.