2013 NFL Draft Picks By Team: Bears
Oregon offensive lineman Kyle Long possesses optimal height and strength to transition from tackle to offensive guard once in the NFL. He is the son of former Oakland Raiders great Howie Long and the younger brother of St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long.
After a brief stint pursuing baseball, Long returned home after a DUI arrest and focused on football. He went to junior college and emerged as a star with the Ducks. He has an ideal frame and long arms. Quick feet for a player of his size. Moves well in open spaces and good pull blocker. Uses hands well to establish first contact and control defenders. Keeps his feet active when blocking.
Will need more work as a drive blocker. Strength is adequate and will need more reps in man-blocking scheme. Did not participate in the Senior Bowl due to bout of dehydration. Struggles with stunts and twists. Limited experience and may only be beginning to reach his potential as a player. Shows good stamina and has room to add more weight if necessary.
Long projects as a second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.... [Read More
Florida's Jon Bostic was a key centerpiece to their defense. A big hitter with a solid overall game, he figures to be a mid-round prospect.
Speed is Bostic's best attribute. Ran very well at the NFL Combine with a 4.61 40-yard dash, 6.99 three-cone drill and 4.24 20-yard shuttle. All three of those times were among the very best at his position. Bostic is good, but not great against the run. Displaying an average ability to read and react to the run. Doesn't stay on assignment as much as he should and loses his gap responsibility on too many occasions. Has better inside blitzing abilities at this time. Really explodes into a blocker and plays with great leverage when taking on his man. Violent hands.
Average range and not fluid in his movement. Not a natural in coverage. Reads the quarterback well when in a short zone, but a bit too hesitant at times -- leaving him floundering in open space. Needs a lot of work in the techniques of man coverage.
Bostic projects as a fourth or fifth round prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft.... [Read More
Rutgers Scarlet Knights outside linebacker Khaseem Greene is a well-balanced prospect with a natural knack for being around the ball. There are few shortcomings in his overall game.
Greene makes the most of his average athleticism. Rangy against the run and can work sideline to sideline. Flows naturally to the ball and can play downhill when called upon. Physical tackler who looks to drive ball-carriers hard into the ground. Breaks down and wraps up very well in open space.
Plays well in coverage and can work short, crossing routes. Has experience as a safety, which gives him a big leg up on other players at his position. Still learning the position to some extent and the finer details. Has only played OLB for two seasons. Will continue to improve when he enters the NFL.
Stays on his assignment well and can be the emotional leader of the defense. Great weight room guy. Great agility and lateral movements for his position.
Greene is a late-second to third round option in the 2013 NFL Draft.... [Read More
Louisiana Tech offensive tackle Jordan Mills is a developmental player with ideal size and strength for the position. A hustle player who is lacking a bit athletically. Will need to improve his footwork to better maintain balance and positioning. Below average jump off the line. Fundamentals will break down later in games. Lunges and flails when tired. Relies on strength too often. No experience at left tackle, played exclusively at right tackle. Could likely crack two-deep at guard in the early stages of his career.... [Read More
Georgia Bulldogs outside linebacker Cornelius Washington is an excellent athlete and excels as a pass rusher off the edge. Will be limited a bit as a passing situation player to start his career. Above-average length and bends the corner well. Disengages very well from blockers. Can twist and stunt. Feels his way through traffic at a rapid speed. Limited against the run, essentially a non-option once in the NFL. Needs to add more bulk to anchor. Above-average tackling. Really looks to take down players hard. Has the speed and agility to cover, just currently lacks the proper techniques.... [Read More
Washington State Cougars wide receiver Marquess Wilson is a Round 3 talent who will inevitably fall in the draft due to character concerns surrounding his early departure from his team. Had an excellent junior season and seemed to regress over issues in his senior year. Long, athletic frame that could use another 10 pounds of muscle. Flashes veteran-like savvy when running routes, but can also get lazy deep into games. Large catching radius and does a nice job collecting the ball with his hands away from his body. Can take the top off a defense. Can work the middle of the field and could be able to contribute as a possible No. 2 receiver immediately, once he learns the playbook.... [Read More