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Bears Biggest Draft Blunder: David Terrell

A Shot Of Terrell’s Only Good Game

David Terrell – Chicago Bears WR; 1st Round, Pick #8, 2001. At 6-3, 210, the pass catcher from Michigan’s stay in the Windy City could be summed up in one word: flash.  He showed signs, glimpses to an offense that’s still in pursuit of a true #1 receiver.  Thought to pick up the slack left by Marcus Robinson, the Wolverine alum could do nothing more than make Marty Booker look like Jerry Rice.  Known for his play making ability on Saturdays, the tall hauler did not translate over to Sundays because of his inability to separate.  Terrell’s magic at the collegiate level disappeared on the professional stage and he will go down as a big-time bust, who at the moment, was thought to be a steal.  My Bears have not drafted a wide receiver in the 1st round since David Terrell.  Remembered as a trivia question more than anything.

Impact On 2011 NFL Draft: Does this former Bear and draft bust influence your thinking on drafting a wide receiver in the first round?  Are the Bears still affected by a draft choice a decade later?  Needless to say, Pittsburgh’s Jonathan Baldwin should be there for the taking at #29.  So, would you take Baldwin or wait for a pass-catcher in the 2nd round like UNC’s Greg Little?  Either way, its obvious the Bears have to address the position because I don’t how much longer Jay can go without a legitimate #1 WR with size.  You remember what he did with Brandon Marshall in Denver, right?

My wish list at WR: 1. Baldwin 2. Little 3. Titus Young, Boise State 4. Niles Paul, Nebraska 5. Leonard Hankerson, Miami

Now, the only question that remains is: When Will We Address The WR Position?


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