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    Bears, 1983

    tT Jim Covert
    Covert anchored the Bears line throughout the 1990s. He was an outstanding left tackle that provided consistent, quality blindside protection. He was named an All Pro four times and went to two Pro Bowls. In 1986 he was named Miller Lite Offensive Lineman of the Year and was selected to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team.

    WR Willie Gault
    Gault was a dangerous deep threat throughout his five years in Chicago. His speed never allowed opposing defenses to stack the box to stop Walter Payton. In Super Bowl XX, he caught four passes for 129 yards.

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    CB Mike Richardson
    Richardson was a starter for the Bears and vital member of the secondary during Chicago’s championship season. He was named an All Pro in 1986.

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    DE Richard Dent
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    S Dave Duerson
    Duerson was a hard-hitting safety that was the vocal leader for the Bears. He was named to the Pro Bowl four times, was a two-time All pro selection and was awarded the 1987 NFL Man of the Year Award.

    Round 4

    G Tom Thayer
    Thayer was a starter at guard for the Bears for eight seasons. He is currently a member of the Chicago Bears game-day radio broadcast.

    Round 8

    DE Richard Dent
    In a round that doesn’t even exist in today’s NFL, the Bears found one of the all-time greatest pass rushers in NFL history. Dent was a four-time Pro Bowler, five-time All Pro, Super Bowl MVP and 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee. Not bad for the 203rd overall selection.

    G Mark Bortz
    Bortz was drafted as a defensive linemen yet converted to guard once joining the Bears, a position he held for the next 11 seasons. He was a two-time Pro Bowler and holds the record for most playoff appearances in Bears history (13).

    Chicago’s 1983 draft class produced seven starters, most of which were Pro Bowlers, All Pros or both. If the 2012 draft class is anywhere near as successful as the 1983 class, the Bears will be able to compete at a high level for many years to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patman View Post
    Bears, 1983

    tT Jim Covert
    Covert anchored the Bears line throughout the 1990s. He was an outstanding left tackle that provided consistent, quality blindside protection. He was named an All Pro four times and went to two Pro Bowls. In 1986 he was named Miller Lite Offensive Lineman of the Year and was selected to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team.

    WR Willie Gault
    Gault was a dangerous deep threat throughout his five years in Chicago. His speed never allowed opposing defenses to stack the box to stop Walter Payton. In Super Bowl XX, he caught four passes for 129 yards.

    ROUND 2

    CB Mike Richardson
    Richardson was a starter for the Bears and vital member of the secondary during Chicago’s championship season. He was named an All Pro in 1986.

    ROUND 3

    DE Richard Dent
    Al Messerschmidt/Getty

    S Dave Duerson
    Duerson was a hard-hitting safety that was the vocal leader for the Bears. He was named to the Pro Bowl four times, was a two-time All pro selection and was awarded the 1987 NFL Man of the Year Award.

    Round 4

    G Tom Thayer
    Thayer was a starter at guard for the Bears for eight seasons. He is currently a member of the Chicago Bears game-day radio broadcast.

    Round 8

    DE Richard Dent
    In a round that doesn’t even exist in today’s NFL, the Bears found one of the all-time greatest pass rushers in NFL history. Dent was a four-time Pro Bowler, five-time All Pro, Super Bowl MVP and 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee. Not bad for the 203rd overall selection.

    G Mark Bortz
    Bortz was drafted as a defensive linemen yet converted to guard once joining the Bears, a position he held for the next 11 seasons. He was a two-time Pro Bowler and holds the record for most playoff appearances in Bears history (13).

    Chicago’s 1983 draft class produced seven starters, most of which were Pro Bowlers, All Pros or both. If the 2012 draft class is anywhere near as successful as the 1983 class, the Bears will be able to compete at a high level for many years to come.
    Wow, a Richard Dent in the 8th round. He was a monster.

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    Probably the best next to the Steelers in 1974 was the Cleveland Browns in 1957 - three HOFers, not the least being the best player ever:


    1957 Cleveland Browns

    Jim Brown RB (HOF)

    Milt Plum QB

    Henry Jordan (DT) (HOF)

    Gene Hickerson (OG) (HOF)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMJK View Post
    Wow, a Richard Dent in the 8th round. He was a monster.
    Apparently he was such a monster they had to draft him twice. In the 3rd and 8th rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by long island leprechaun View Post
    Probably the best next to the Steelers in 1974 was the Cleveland Browns in 1957 - three HOFers, not the least being the best player ever:


    1957 Cleveland Browns

    Jim Brown RB (HOF)

    Milt Plum QB

    Henry Jordan (DT) (HOF)

    Gene Hickerson (OG) (HOF)
    Not fair! Jim Brown, Barry Manilow and Jerry Lewis would be an all-time great draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycdan View Post
    Not fair! Jim Brown, Barry Manilow and Jerry Lewis would be an all-time great draft.
    LOL.

    Cowboys - 1964

    Three HOFers...

    Roger Staubach, Bob Hayes, Mel Renfro

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