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Q & A: rookie WR Marquess Wilson in the spotlight
With the 236th pick in the 2013 draft, the Bears wrapped up their new class by taking Washington State receiver Marquess Wilson. He’s got plenty of potential, but also comes in with some concerns after he walked out on Washington State this past season.
Here’s what he said in a conference call with Chicago media Saturday night:
On his pre-draft discussions with the Bears: “One of the scouts came down to Pullman, we had breakfast and we talked over some things and that’s pretty much where I left off with them and throughout the process he’d call every once in a while and see how I was doing.”
On if he has regrets how he ended his college career: “I feel like I could have handled it a little better but like I said, I’m just moving forward now and just excited about the opportunity I have at hand with getting drafted by the Bears.”
On if he had to convince teams to draft him: “Everyone had to convince a team to draft them, either way, and you never know when you’re going to get picked. It’s not in our hands. I like to say it’s always in God’s hands and he’s the one that’s ultimately guiding me to my fate so that’s all I was doing was praying and God gave me an opportunity to play another day in football.”
On what type of receiver he thinks he is: “I like to think of myself as a guy that likes to go get the ball. Go up and get the ball at its highest point. … The one guy that I looked up to when I was playing in high school was Randy Moss – him being able to get the deep ball and jump and get the high-balls. Watching Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall those are some of the guys I looked up to.”
On if he got calls from teams wanting him as a free agent: “There wasn’t a lot. Towards the end I was getting a little worried and I got a couple of phone calls about the free agency and stuff.”
On if the Bears have discussed handling adversity at this level: “I’m prepared to deal with it. I’ve grown from everything like I said and just moving on and having a different mind-set with everything.”