Man, looking back the Jerry Angelo Era was a dark time in the history of the Chicago Bears franchise. From bad signing to even worse draft picks, the personnel decisions were just not up to par with some of the other teams in the league. When Phil Emery took over, it was a great day to be a Bears’ fan, as everyone knew the old regime’s draft failures would quickly be changed. While Shea McClellin isn’t exactly the best first-round pick yet, he doesn’t even come close to the failures of the first part of the 2000’s.
With tonight’s draft, the Bears will look to avoid adding another player that will eventually make this list, and it will be a few years before we can even decide whether or not they will be, but Emery has given hope to fans that now believe the first round pick will not make this list next time it comes up.
While it wasn’t easy, I decided on the five worst picks for the Bears since the new millennium started. In fact, I had to add a dis-honorable mention just because a draft pick as bad as this deserves a spot on this list.
If we were to include the 1998 and 1999 drafts, we could include the first round studs Curtis Enis and Cade McNown, but it’s only of the current millennium. So, let’s take a rough trip back to some rough times in the Bears’ history, and probably in our own lives, to the biggest Bears’ draft busts of the 2000’s.