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Booms and busts from past Bears drafts

Booms and busts from past Bears drafts

Past drafts have been filled with booms and busts for the Bears.

5 best value picks

LB Mike Singletary, Round 2, Pick 38, 1981: After selecting offensive tackle Keith Van Horne with the 11th overall pick, the Bears eyed Singletary and traded up two spots with the 49ers in the second round to grab him with the 38th overall selection. He went on to be named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1985 and 1988 and started 172 games in his Hall of Fame career.

DE Richard Dent, Round 8, Pick 203, 1983: No player since Dent was selected in the eighth round with the 203rd overall pick has been chosen later in the draft and...