The Chicago Bears entered the offseason knowing they wanted to give more targets to quarterback Jay Cutler. And they weren’t done when they traded for Brandon Marshall.
With the 45th pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the Bears have selected South Carolina receiver Alshon Jeffery.
The Bears liked Jeffery enough that they gave up their fifth-round draft pick to move up five spots in the second round, from 50 to 45, to make sure they could get him. This is the second year in a row that the Bears have given up their fifth-round pick to move up in the second round.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Jeffery caught 183 passes for 3,042 yards and 23 touchdowns in 40 games at South Carolina.