Bears have 9 picks on Day 2 to fill needs
April 26th, 2009 - 8:08 am
Many Bears fans waited an awfully long time on Day 1 of the 2009 NFL Draft to see what wide receiver — presumably, although they were considering other positions — would be added to the mix. They wound up waiting all day to witness Jerry Angelo do what he does best, trade out of slot No. 49 for two second-day picks, leaving the Bears with no first or second round picks for the first time since 1978.
The Bears now have 9 picks on Day 2 to address the many needs they still have. They’ll pick twice in Rounds 3, 4, 5, and 7, and they have one pick in Round 6. The Bears have needs at wide receiver, safety, linebacker, and defensive end, among other positions.
Angelo candidly admitted that the Bears had an interest in drafting Ohio State wide receiver Brian Robiskie, but he was selected by the Browns at pick No. 36, 13 slots ahead of where the Bears were. Ironically, the Browns also selected the receiver many felt the Bears would take, Georgia’s Mohamed Massaquoi, just one pick after the Bears were supposed to draft, at pick No. 50.
One receiver of note that I wouldn’t mind seeing the Bears select is Juaquin Iglesias of Oklahoma. They’d likely have to take him with the 4th pick of Round 3, which they acquired from Seattle in yesterday’s trade.
Check back with BearsBeat.com later in the day for recaps and analysis of Day 2 of the 2009 NFL Draft.