Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Bradley release shows flaws in Bears' drafts
By Jeff Dickerson
CHICAGO -- Another one bites the dust.
Add Mark Bradley to the list of former Bears' high draft choices currently on the street, as the Chiefs cut the wide receiver on Tuesday. Bradley made six starts this season for Kansas City, catching 24 passes for 320 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Not to rub salt in the wound, but the Bears draft record in the first three rounds since 2005 is...well....not good.
Mark Bradley (2005 / 2nd round) - Released Tuesday by Kansas City.
Dusty Dvoracek (2006 / 3rd round) - Waived/Injured on August 31, 2009 -- Fourth season ending injury in four years.
Dan Bazuin (2007 / 2nd round) - Out of football.
Michael Okwo (2007 / 3rd round) - Out of football.
Jarron Gilbert (2009 / 3rd round) - Inactive 10 games. Zero tackles.
Juaquin Iglesias (2009 / 3rd round) - Inactive 14 games.
If you think that's bad, this list doesn't even include Cedric Benson (released) or Garrett Wolfe (274 career rushing yards). Benson went on the much better things in Cincinnati, and Wolfe is an excellent special teams contributor, but neither made/is making a huge impact here in Chicago.
Great teams reload every year through the draft. The Bears are 21-25 since the Super Bowl. Any coincidence?