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Flashback: Bears 2005 Draft Rewind

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Let’s See How The Bears ’05 Draft Would Look If We Had A Chance For A Do Over!

Knowing That It Takes About 3 Years To Grade A Draft & Rate The Players Whether It Be A “Boom” Or “Bust” Pick – Here’s The 2005 Bears Draft “Redux”: (From Author) – I know, I know… Training Camp can’t get here fast enough! Now that we’ve had some perspective on the 2005 draft and how those players have panned out, if you could do it all over again, who would you draft this time around?

Review – Original Picks:

Round 1 (#4) – RB Cedric Benson
Round 2 (#39) – WR Mark Bradley
Round 3 (#70) – TRADED to Miami along with WR Marty Booker for DE Adewale Ogunleye
Round 4 (#106) – QB Kyle Orton
Round 5 (#140) – WR Airese Currie
Round 6 (#181) – S Chris Harris
Round 7 (#220) – LB Rod Wilson

Muntz – Author’s 2005 Re-Do:

Round 1 (#4) – LB Shawne Merriman
Round 2 (#39) – LB Lofa Tatupu
Round 3 (#70) – TRADE
Round 4 (#106) – RB Marion Barber
Round 5 (#140) – DE Trent Cole
Round 6 (#181) – QB Derek Anderson
Round 7 (#220) – LB Rod Wilson

Site Editor Russ Loede’s ’05 Changes:

Round 1 (#4) – OT Jamaal Brown (2nd Choice: LB DeMarcus Ware)

Round 2 (#39) – LB Kirk Morrison (2nd Choice: RB Frank Gore)

Round 4 (#106) – S Kerry Rhodes (Other Options: RB’s Marion Barber/Brandon Jacobs)

Round 5 (#140) – DE Trent Cole

Round 6 (#181) – QB Derek Anderson

Round 7 (#220) – DT Jay Ratliff (2nd Choice: OG Scott Mruczkowski)

Notable Names/Honorable Mentions: 1st Round: OG Logan Mankins & LB Thomas Davis. 2nd Round: OT Michael Roos, DE Justin Tuck, WR Vincent Jackson.



  1. Muntz

    May 9, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Thanks for giving the proper credit where credit is due. I guess I should be flattered that you found my post quote worthy enough to reproduce it here.


  2. Muntz

    May 9, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I like Russ’s choice of S Kerry Rhodes in the 4th, though it’s debatable whether he would have filled a bigger need than Marion Barber would have. If we had kept Thomas Jones around then drafting Rhodes over Barber would have made more sense.

    WR Vincent Jackson also would have been a nice pickup for depth in the 2nd, but it would have been hard to take a WR that high over a Pro Bowl LB who would have started day 1.

    Imagine if we had Merriman, Tatupu, Anderson and Rhodes/Barber in the 2006 Superbowl!


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