NFC North: Johnny Knoxville

No stunts here

April, 26, 2009
4/26/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

This post contains no (known) misprints.

Yes, Chicago drafted a receiver named Johnny Knox from Abilene Christian in the fifth round. To my knowledge, he's no relation to that Johnny Knoxville guy. But it is true that Knox was clocked between a 4.29 and a 4.34 in the 40-yard dash this offseason. (His composite combine score was 4.34.)

(Knoxville's best 40 time probably came after he set himself on fire or something. But, we digress.)

The Bears have now addressed their receiver position in very different ways. They took Oklahoma's Juaquin Iglesias at the end of the third round, hoping he can quickly develop into a serviceable possession receiver. And now they have Knox, one of the fastest players in the draft.

New quarterback Jay Cutler would have felt much better had the Bears acquired Anquan Boldin over the weekend. But at the very least, Chicago has inserted some new and intriguing blood into the position.

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