Every draft has numbers of players go unclaimed by NFL teams. That’s normal.
Notre Dame would've loved to have Stephon Tuitt around for another year, and can point to the benefits of being a sure-fire first-round pick with another year of experience.
The Bears were widely expected to address safety with their pick at No. 14 of the first round. But they also had even bigger needs at cornerback and defensive tackle.
The 2014 draft has brought with it a considerably higher level of one important element for a football team than either of GM Phil Emery’s previous two: