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Sunday, April 26, 2009
And you thought Chicago was ignoring receivers

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

Worry not. Chicago finally got its receiver Sunday morning, one of several the team conducted private workouts with during the pre-draft evaluation process. He'll fit right in with the Bears', uh, low-profile group of receivers.

Oklahoma's Juaquin Iglesias was the next-to-last pick of the third round at No. 99 overall. It's the second consecutive year the Bears have drafted a receiver in the third round; in 2008, they grabbed Earl Bennett of Vanderbilt. By most accounts, Iglesias is a big-bodied possession-type receiver at 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds. That's the type of player who could provide a nice complement to Devin Hester's big-play ability.

Here's what Scouts Inc. had to say about Iglesias' toughness:

Not afraid to go over the middle. Tough blocker that plays with an edge and won't hesitate to put unsuspecting defenders on their backs. (See second quarter of 2008 Texas game.) Flashes a powerful punch and the ability to sustain blocks.

Bears coach Lovie Smith has said Bennett will get the first chance to win the starting job opposite Hester. Rashied Davis is the Bears' only other returning veteran of note, which means Iglesias should have a chance to win the No. 3 receiving job. I wouldn't hold your breath, considering the typically slow adjustment time for receivers in the NFL, but the opportunity is definitely there.