A capsule look at Saturday’s draft picks
BY MARK POTASH email@example.com April 27, 2013 9:24PM
Updated: May 30, 2013 2:52PM
KHASEEM GREENE, LB, Rutgers
6-0 1/2 241 Elizabeth, N.J.
Background: A starting safety in 2009, Greene moved to outside linebacker in 2010 and was twice named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year. Set an NCAA record with 15 career forced fumbles.
Emery’s take: ‘‘With the style of defense we played, our eyebrows went up [when he was available]. Here’s a guy that really fits what we’re trying to do.’’
JORDAN MILLS, OT, Louisiana Tech
6-5 316 Napoleonville, La.
Background: A full-time starter for two years, Mills made big strides as a senior. He has played left guard and right tackle and is expected to be a RT in the NFL.
Emery’s take: ‘‘Getting to see him at the Senior Bowl at guard and how well he’d bend in terms of hip flexibilty, knee, hip and ankle flexibility ... helped him in our eyes.’’
CORNELIUS WASHINGTON, DE, Georgia
6-4 265 Hephzibah, Ga.
Background: Tremendous athlete who started six games as a junior (five sacks) and 10 games as a senior (one-half sack) with modest production. Ran a 4.55 40 with a 39-inch vertical at the combine.
Emery’s take: ‘‘He had ben rotated at different spots in his career. We [will] put him in one spot — left d-end — and let him grow from there.’’
MARQUESS WILSON, WR, Washington State
6-2 1/2 193 Tulare, Calif.
Background: Set school records with 83 receptions for 1,388 yards and 12 TDs as a sophomore, but was suspended and eventually quit the team after nine games as a senior in a dispute over alleged physical and mental abuse by coach Mike Leach.
Emery says: ‘‘We felt very comfortable that this was a good person who made an immature decision.He’s owned up to that decision. He’s ready to roll. We’re very excited he’s going to be a Chicago Bear.’’