Round 1/20: Kyle Long, OG, 6-6, 313, Oregon
Developmental project who started just four games in FBS program and played in just 11. Former baseball pitcher who was drafted in the 23rd round out of high school by the White Sox. Started collegiate career on a baseball scholarship at Florida State but flunked out. Transferred to Saddleback JC, where he played DE in 2010 and moved to OT in 2011. Father is Hall of Fame DE Howie Long; brother is Rams Pro Bowl DE Chris Long. Excellent athlete for the position. Ran a 4.94 40 at the Combine, best among all guards and 15.8 percent body fat was best among all OLs. Will be 25 in December.
Round 2/50: Jonathan Bostic, LB, 6-1, 245, Florida
Bears believe he has the versatility to play all three LB positions. Started Gators career on the weak side but made all 32 of his starts at MLB. Above-average agility and speed. Ran 4.61 40-yard dash and 4.24 20-yard shuttle. Plays with more finesse than brute strength and is more flashy than consistent. Father, Jon Bostic, was a defensive back for the Lions from 1985-87. Turns 22 in May.
Round 4/117: Khaseem Greene, LB, 6-1, 241, Rutgers
Big East defensive player of the year in 2012 and shared the award in 2011. Began Scarlet Knights career as a free safety and led the team with 3 interceptions in 2010, starting all 12 games. Converted to weakside linebacker and had 141 tackles in ‘11 and 136 hits last season. Managed 26 ½ tackles for loss and 9 ½ sacks in two seasons at LB. Had NCAA career-record 15 forced fumbles. Brother Ray is a RB at Pitt. Turned 23 in February.
Round 5/163: Jordan Mills, OT, 6-5, 316, Louisiana Tech
First-team All-WAC last season. Motivated, high-motor player who takes the game seriously. Started 34 games, including each of the final 25 in his last two seasons. Started 29 games at right tackle and five at left guard. Hard worker with good mental approach and nice physical traits but needs to refine his technique and did not face top-level competition. Lacks the athleticism for left tackle. Still has a ways to go but will put in the work needed to develop. Cousin is Packers CB Tramon Williams. Will be 23 in December.
Round 6/188: Cornelius Washington, DE, 6-4, 265, Georgia
Could be a huge bargain if he plays up to his potential, which he has done only in short bursts in the past. Seems to be better suited as a 3-4 outside linebacker, but will be a defensive end in the Bears’ 4-3. Country strong, powerful and explosive. Ran a 4.56 40, had a 39-inch vertical at the Combine and bench-pressed 225 pounds 36 times. Has maxed 500 on the bench. Lacks instincts and doesn’t play as well as he works out; had just 10 1/2 career sacks. Takes downs off, and competitiveness and coachability have been questioned. Can win with physical play as a run defender and pass rusher. Will be 24 by opening day.
Round 7/236: Marquess Wilson, WR, 6-3, 194, Washington State
Had a year of eligibility remaining. Has major character concerns. Was suspended from team last season after nine games and then quit. Was not allowed back on campus for Pro Day. Still led the team in receiving with 52 catches for 813 yards (15.6-yard average). In 2011, as a sophomore, set school records with 83 receptions and 1,388 yards, averaging 16.9 yards per catch and scoring 12 touchdowns. Has average speed but good agility. Despite a lack of strength (just 7 reps of 225 on the bench), will catch over the middle.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.