Have the Bears ever picked a guard in the first round of the draft before this year?
I followed your draft blog during the first round and saw that you were keeping track of how Mel Kiper and some other so-called experts fared with their mock drafts. What was the final tally?
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
I kept track of three analysts: ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay and NFL Network's Mike Mayock. It was very close, but in my point system Mayock narrowly edged Kiper, who finished just ahead of McShay. It was complicated by the fact that there were five trades in the first-round, which switched nine of the 32 choices from one team to another. Mayock and Kiper both got eight picks right, while McShay had seven. I gave Mayock the edge because he projected Tavin Austin in the right spot at No. 8 but to the wrong team due to the Rams trading up with the Bills to take him. I'm sure that Bill Tobin still thinks his neighbor the postman knows more about the draft than Kiper and the rest of the experts. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, go directly to You Tube!)
I read that Bears first-round pick Kyle Long was drafted by the White Sox. Has anyone ever played for the Bears as well as the Cubs or White Sox?
The only person who comes to my mind is former Bears quarterback Bobby Douglass, who pitched in the minor leagues in the White Sox organization after his NFL career was over.