Nolan Nawrocki at Pro Football Weekly reviews the Bears 2012 draft:
“Far from a great debut for GM Phil Emery’s first draft class, but it’s too soon to call it a failure.”
The pick that kills this draft? Brandon Hardin in the third round. Your third rounder is supposed to compete to start not be a back up limited by injury.
Having said that, as Nawrocki points out, its a little early to evaluate this draft. I think a lot of these picks like first rounder Shea McClellin were based upon anticipated future development. Both he and second rounder Alshon Jeffery needed to spend some time in the weight room and that wasn’t going to happen until this offseason.