NFL draft 2013: Marquess Wilson to Chicago Bears


Dec 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago Bears helmet against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Bears 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Marquess Wilson was selected by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL draft as pick 236.

The Bears are a team that has struggled lately as they finished third in the NFC North and finishing 29th in passing this past season. Wilson comes on to the team with a tall physical style of play to help the Bears in the near future. At 6-4, 185-lbs Wilson has the abilities and size to go up and make the harder catches in the NFL against the bigger corners that are now becoming more and more popular in the NFL.

Chicago’s main receiver last year was Brandon Marshall who caught 118 passes and the receiver with the second most catches was Matt Forte, the Bears running back. Adding Marquess Wilson to their roster is not a bad idea as Wilson can go out and be another threat on their offense on the other side of Marshall and take some of the pressure off of Marshall.

There has been a lot of talk on Wilson’s character and personality since he left the Washington State football team with three games remaining in the 2012 season. The Bears are taking their chances and hoping that they can go in and change what was said and work with him and turn him into one of their premier receivers.

Wilson was the only receiver or tight end drafted by the bears in the 2013 NFL draft.