Chicago Bears: Can Cornelius Washington Be Legitimate Threat for Bears at DE?

May 28, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On draft day, it seemed that Kyle Long stole the show for the Chicago Bears.
There were rumors swirling that the Bears might select LB Manti Te'o or TE Tyler Eifert, so when the Bears pulled the trigger and went with Long, their decision generated a lot of buzz within the Chicago fanbase around the league.
After all, it was the first guard that the Bears selected in the first round since 1960.
The Bears, however, did make other selections in the 2013 NFL draft, and one of them is quietly working on becoming one of the best defensive linemen in the league. Cornelius Washington, a defensive end out of Georgia, was selected by the Bears in the sixth round of the draft. He was listed much higher on the big board of many NFL teams, but concerns about his work ethic caused him to fall to the sixth round.
Usually, picks in the sixth and seventh rounds don't get too much attention. But this pick got a second look by ESPN's Mel Kiper, Jr. shortly after the draft. Kiper calle...

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