2015 NFL Draft Grades: NFC North

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Chicago Bears

From the get go, a majority of NFL Draft experts had a wide receiver pegged to the Bears in the first round due to the loss of Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets. Then, as expected, the Bears did just that. With the seventh overall selection the Bears chose West Virginia wideout, Kevin White.

White comes with some questions considering that he was only a dominant player for one season at West Virginia, but his size, strength, speed and ability to win contested passes could make him a favorite of Jay Cutler’s immediately and a verifiable NFL star.

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In round two, the defensive-minded John Fox selected what some considered a first-round talent in Eddie Goldman out of Florida State. The big two-gapping defensive tackle should help in Chicago’s transition to the 3-4 defense.

The Bears then nabbed center, Hroniss Grasu, in round three. The Bears struck gold with the selection of Kyle Long a few years ago — the hope is that they will have similar luck with Grasu.

Safety Adrian Amos flashed at Penn State and may be able to bring some consistency to a trouble spot for the Bears.

Overall, the Bears did improve in their first draft with coach Fox at the helm. However, an edge rusher may have also helped this team considerably.

Grade: B-

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