With the 45th pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the Chicago Bears select South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. Jeffrey is the 34th-rated prospect in the draft and the fourth-ranked wide receiver, according to Mocking The Draft's rankings.
Here's what Mocking The Draft had to say about Jeffery before the draft.
Jeffery had an outstanding sophomore season at South Carolina where he had 88 receptions, 1,517 yards, and 9 td catches. His production fell off in 2011, mainly due to inconsistent play from the QB and their improved running game ... Overall, Jeffery has the skillset to be a good compliment receiver right out of the gate. He will be valuable in the red zone because of his length, good hands, and leaping ability. He can turn into a solid number one receiver in time with better techniques in route running and the use of his hands to get off of the line faster.
The Bears had selected defensive end Shea McClellin in Thursday's first round.
For more on Jeffery, head over to South Carolina Gamecocks blog Garnet and Black Attack.