Leave it to the Bears to Screw Up the Draft
If you watched the first round of the NFL draft in its entirety, you noticed a bizarre occurrence. I'm not talking about the Minnesota Vikings reaching for QB Christian Ponder with the #12 pick. I'm talking about what happened with the Baltimore Ravens with pick #26.
The clock literally ran out on the Ravens. No pick was made. Instead, the Kansas City Chiefs, owners of the #27 pick, ended up taking the 26th player...in essence swapping picks with Baltimore.
So what the heck happened? That was the million dollar question among viewers and analysts. The REAL story has been outlined on the National Football Post website.
It comes to no surprise that it was actually the Chicago Bears who screwed up. It's not the first time Jerry Angelo has botched a pick.
Just last season Angelo was said to be on the fence with regards to Central Michigan QB Dan LeFevour and Buffalo RB James Starks. Bears officials were literally on the phone with Starks explaining that the upstart RB would be their selection. Angelo changed his mind at the last second. LeFevour was selected (and eventually cut), while Starks lead the Packers rushing attack in the playoffs.
Nice one Jerry.