2012 NFL Draft Grades: Chicago Bears Get A 'C' From Sports Illustrated

Now that the 2012 NFL Draft has been completed, analysts are beginning to break down and assess each team's haul. Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke ranked the drafts and gave the Chicago Bears a C.

Chicago Bears: Can Shea McClellin develop into the pass-rusher Chicago needs? Will Alshon Jefferey stay in shape? Is Brandon Hardin healthy? The Bears took some risks early and nabbed a couple of borderline prospects late. Grade: C

Related: Chicago Bears 2012 Draft Results

The Bears surprised a lot of people with the McClellin pick, and as Burke notes, there are question marks elsewhere. But Lovie Smith is pleased with what the team did over the weekend, and of course, it's going to take a few years before the 2012 draft class can be graded accurately.

Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for more information, and for in-depth analysis on the Chicago Bears be sure to visit Windy City Gridiron. For more on the NFL Draft, stick with SB Nation NFL and Mocking the Draft.

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