Former Northern Illinois star Michael...

Former Northern Illinois star Michael Turner rushing to heights...

There are 2 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 7, 2008, titled Former Northern Illinois star Michael Turner rushing to heights.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The only school to offer him a scholarship was Northern Illinois. He wasn't drafted until the fifth round, after 153 others were taken ahead of him.

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NIU Grad

Montgomery, AL

#1 Oct 8, 2008
I never understood why we didn't draft him the first time (fifth round?!! jeez!!) when everyone knew that he was great runner except Angelo. Now we had the opportunity to get him again and instead we draft a running back (nothing against Forte but Turner is awesome) when we could have gotten another lineman. DOH! How does this happen?
Dino

Seattle, WA

#2 Oct 8, 2008
Turner is awesome but Forte is better all-around already and only a rookie. Look at the number of catches Forte has and the touchdowns.

Why the Bears didn't draft him before the Chargers did is beyond me. They tried to make up for it by drafting the other Northern Illinois RB Garrett Wolfe too early...smart move Angelo!!

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