Jerry Angelo selected Boston College offensive lineman Marc Colombo with his first pick as Bears GM in the first round of the 2002 NFL draft. The 29th selection overall, Colombo had an injury-plagued tenure before being released after four seasons.
Angelo had two first round picks in the 2003 draft and used them to select Florida quarterback Rex Grossman (22nd selection) and Penn State defensive tackle Michael Haynes (14th selection).
Oklahoma defensive tackle Tommie Harris was taken by Angelo with the 14th pick in the first round of the 2004 draft. Harris had three Pro-Bowl selections with the Bears before being benched in 2010 and ultimately released in 2011.
Angelo used the highest pick he would ever have as Bears GM to take Texas running back Cedric Benson with the fourth selection in the 2005 draft. Benson had a tumultuous three-year run that saw injuries, legal troubles and flashes of promise.
After going without a first-round pick in 2006, Angelo used the 31st pick in the first round of the 2007 draft to select Miami tight end Greg Olsen. Olsen found his groove with Jay Cutler in 2009, leading the team in receptions (60) and touchdowns (8).
Looking to boost up the offensive line, Angelo selected Vanderbilt lineman Chris Williams with the 14th pick of the 2008 draft. Williams has bounced from different positions on the line during his four seasons and 47 games with the Bears.
Angelo waited two years before he and the Bears had a first round selection and used it in 2011 to select Wisconsin offensive lineman Gabe Carimi with the 29th pick. Carimi suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 2 against the Saints.
Roosevelt Williams was selected 72nd in the third round of the 2002 draft. He played seven games in his rookie season due to a nagging ankle injury suffered in training camp. On Dec. 15, 2002, Williams recovered a fumble sealing the Bears victory and stopping the Jets from making the playoffs. | Tom Cruze~Sun-Times file
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Lance Briggs, Kellen Winslow
The Bears' 47th draft pick during the second round in 2004 probably made more headlines off the field than on. Terry "Tank" Johnson was put on probation in November 2005 after a loaded handgun was found in his truck outside a Chicago nightclub in June. He pleaded guilty again to violating his probation, and served two months in jail in 2007. The Bears finally cut Johnson after he was arrested in Arizona in 2007 for allegedly driving under the influence, but no charges were filed as tests later showed he wasn't drunk. | AP
Bernard Berrian, Shawn Springs
Mark Bradley filled in for Bernard Berrian when Berrian was injured. But the 39th pick during the second round in the 2005 draft only started in eight games because he suffered a season-ending injury. The Bears released him in 2008. | AP file
Danieal Manning was the first player from a non-Division I school to be selected in the 2006 draft. Manning, The 42nd pick during the second round, took over Devin Hester's duties as kick returner midway through the 2008 season. He played several different positions with the Bears before signing with the Texans in July 2011. | Joel Lerner~Sun-Times Media file
Three-time Pro Bowl selection Devin Hester was the 57th pick during the second round of the 2006 draft. He set the all-time NFL record for combined career kick return touchdowns with 14 and holds the franchise record for career punt return yards (2,200). And he just keeps going. | Tom Cruze~Sun-Times
Dusty Dvoracek was selected 73rd in the third round of the 2006 draft. He missed most of his rookie season after suffering an injury in the preseason, and suffered a number of injuries throughout his career with the team. By August 2009, he ended the season for the fourth consecutive year on the injured reserve list. | Tom Cruze~Sun-Times file
Dan Bazuin was the 62nd pick during the second round of the 2007 draft. He was placed on injured reserve in September 2007 due to a knee injury, and was waived by the Bears in August 2008. | Tom Cruze~Sun-Times file
Garrett Wolfe was the 93rd pick during the 2007 draft's third round. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve in December 2008. When he became a restricted free-agent after the 2010 season, the Bears didn't offer him a contract. | Scott Stewart~Sun-Times file
The Bears picked Michael Okwo during the third round of the 2007 draft because of his athletic ability. But the 94th pick failed to play a single snap, and was cut prior to the 2008 season. | Tom Cruze~Sun-Times file
After being picked 44th in the second round of the 2008 draft, Matt Forte led the Bears in rushing in each of his first three seasons and he became the first player in franchise history with at least 1,400 scrimmage yards in his first three NFL seasons. H
Earl Bennett didn't catch a single pass his entire rookie year and was mostly on the sidelines after he was selected 70th in the third round of the 2008 draft. After the Bears in 2009 aquired his former Vanderbilt teammate, Jay Cutler, Bennett turned it around. | Andy Lavalley~Sun-Times Media
Marcus Harrison was the 90th pick during the third round in the 2008 draft. Harrison was placed on the non-football injury list a few times after failing his physical when he reported to training camp overweight. | AP file
After Jarron Gilbert showed his athleticism in a viral video of him jumping out of a pool, the Bears picked him 68th in the third round during the 2009 draft. A year later, he was claimed off of waivers. | Getty Images
Juaquin Iglesias was drafted 99th in the third round in 2009, but he was active for only one game during his rookie year. | Scott Stewart~Sun-Times file
Major Wright was picked 75th during the third round of the 2010 draft. He battled a string of injuries, but played in 11 games as a rookie, finishing with 31 tackles. | AP file
Stephen Paea was drafted 53rd during the second round of the 2011 draft. | Tom Cruze~Sun-Times file
Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte accompanied teammate Major Wright to Waukegan on Friday for a special fund-raising effort for the Lake County Area Project. | FILE PHOTO