A look at all of the Bears transactions going back to the re-signing of offensive lineman Eric Kush on February 15th.
With this year's draft rapidly approaching, we dusted off old copies of Pro Football Weekly draft guides to see what was being said about some of the free agents the Bears have signed this offseason when they were entering the NFL.
Here's some of what we found:
Cornerback Prince Amukamara
2011 first round by Giants (19th overall)
"Excellent size—is powerfully built through the legs with a well-defined, thick, musculature and a strong trunk. Has natural coverage skills—quick-footed with very good speed. Good football intelligence and feel for the game. Has short arms. Sculpted, instinctive, well-coached cover man with the speed, twitch, instincts and tackling ability desired in a No. 1 cornerback."
Tackle Tom Compton
2012 sixth round by Redskins (193rd overall)
"Has an NFL body. Very good size—squarely built and well-proportioned with a thick trunk. Can squat a small house. Strong to hold the point. Good hand placement. Plays with discipline. Feisty, aggressive playing temperament. Intelligent. Competitive, motivated and hard-working."
Safety Quintin Demps
2008 fourth round by Eagles (117th overall)
"Has a solid, muscular build. Nice cover skills. Shows good awareness in zones. Outstanding hands—had 17 career interceptions and enters the draft with more picks than any other defender. Has a knack for locating the ball and for putting himself in position to make plays. Fast, instinctive ball-hawking free safety."
Quarterback Mike Glennon
2013 third round by Buccaneers (73rd overall)
"Exceptional height. Sees the field well and works through progressions. Good enough arm strength—can spin a tight spiral and make all the throws. Versed in a pro-style offense. Highly intelligent and football smart. Hardworking, self-motivated and football is important to him."
Defensive lineman John Jenkins
2013 third round by Saints (82nd overall)
"Rare size—has sheer mass to draw double teams and clog running lanes. Sturdy base—thick through his trunk and legs to hold his ground. Surprisingly good feet and short-area lateral agility. Uses body weight to thrash ballcarriers. Is seldom knocked backward."
Quarterback Mark Sanchez
2009 first round by Jets (5th overall)
"Very good foot quickness to slide in the pocket, avoid the rush and create some plays with his feet. Does a very good job balancing his feet and throwing on the run. Played in a pro-style offense and has natural passing instincts. Has shown he can handle pressure. Has good arm strength to make all the throws. Shows maturity beyond his experience."
Tight end Dion Sims
2013 fourth round by Dolphins (106th overall)
"Rare size and overall body mass. Surprisingly athletic. Soft hands to secure ball away from body. Load to bring down after the catch. Could have used another season to develop, and was affected by midseason ankle injury, but offers intriguing developmental value with three-down potential, given his size and athleticism."
Cornerback B.W. Webb
2013 fourth round by Cowboys (114th overall)
"Loose, urgent, explosive athlete. Natural ease of movement—flexible and light on his feet. Excellent quickness, agility and balance. Scheme-versatile—has man-coverage skills, is zone aware and has slot traits. Sudden short-area burst. Rangy. Shows recovery speed. Adequate-sized, confident, competitive, quick-twitch nickel cornerback who plays bigger than his size."
Receiver Markus Wheaton
2013 third round by Steelers (79th overall)
"Nice arm length. Quick laterally. Legitimate deep speed—can take the top off a defense. Explosive athleticism. Good leaper. Tracks, adjusts and contorts. Can take a hit and hold on. Dangerous after the catch—can turn a short throw into a long gain. Adequate-sized, wiry, instinctive speed merchant with big-play, deep-strike ability."
Receiver Kendall Wright
2012 first round by Titans (20th overall)
"Outstanding athletic ability. Fluid and field fast. Quick-footed, agile and loose-hipped. Vertical threat. Makes difficult grabs and has a big catch radius for his size. Home-run hitter with dynamic playmaking ability. Not afraid to go over the middle. Highly confident and competitive and cares about the game. Versatile and football smart."