In the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears selected wide receiver Alshon Jeffery out of South Carolina. That very same year, the Bears signed Brandon Marshall during the offseason which gave them a pair of tall, talented receivers.
The Bears were busy this offseason signing players, waiving others and bringing in a new coaching staff with the hope to run the team more effectively.
In that mix, the Bears were able to land tight end Martellus Bennett who just had his best season yet with the New York Giants. Assuming these three players stay healthy all season, Jay Cutler has some new lethal weapons on his side this upcoming season.
Jeffery played very good football in South Carolina and was projected to be selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Some concerns about his speed dropped him into the second round where the Bears selected him with their 45th pick.
Jeffery was injured last season and was unable to show his true potential, only playing in 10 regular season games. Look for Jeffery to bounce back and be a great compliment opposite Marshall on the field, as well as being a key role in new head coach Marc Trestman’s regime.