Grading the Chicago Bears’ 2009 Draft


Published: April 29, 2009


... when Jerry Angelo made a bold play to acquire frustrated QB Jay Cutler from the Denver Broncos.

Once Cutler became available, the Bears ended up offering the best package to Denver: Two first-round picks, a third-round pick, QB Kyle Orton for Cutler, and a fifth-round draft pick.

On paper, it looks like Denver may have stolen a lot.  Kyle Orton has an above 500 record, as a starter while Cutler is under 500. But let's be real, which team had a better defense? Also, the Bears were wise to deal for this because they have struggled with No. 1 picks lately, and a franchise QB is rare in this league.

That being said, let's take a look at the draft picks.


Third Round

68th Overall: Jarron Gilbert, DT, San Jose State

Need Level: Six out of ten

Value Level: Nine out of ten

Gilbert was one of the more intriguing prospects in this draft. He is the only prospect who can jump out of a pool. Just YouTube i...

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