No. 13: Bears' best draft class
Defense picks have driven Chicago's draft success, highlighted by Singletary in '81
ESPN Stats and Information has ranked all NFL players drafted in the modern draft (1967-2008) based on their performance during their NFL careers -- regardless of how they fared with the team that drafted them. Insider will count down each team's best draft class (seeded 1-32), then conduct a tournament to determine the best class of all time.
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BEARS' BEST CLASS -- 1981
The Bears are one of the worst drafting franchises when it comes to selecting quarterbacks, wide receivers and offensive linemen. But they have drafted relatively well on defense -- seven of their top 10 picks are on the defensive side.
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