Take the Rex Grossman-led Superbowl Bears team, for example. What was overlooked in the endless debates about "Good Rex/Bad Rex" was the performance of 2006 draft picks Jamar Williams (120 overall), Dusty Dvoracek (73 overall) and Daniel Manning (42 overall). The fact is that former GM Jerry Angelo's performance in the 2006 draft was largely overshadowed by second round pick Devin Hester's record breaking season, thus taking the focus away from how the Bears' class of 2006 draft picks failed to return a value equal to or greater than the investment.
In light of the argument above, we must ask: did Angelo receive equal or better value for the 42nd pick (Manning), the 73rd pick (Dvoracek) and the 120th (Williams)? I'm willing to accept some ambivalence regarding the moderately serviceable Manning, but on the other hand, it must be remembered that Manning's greatest contribution came as a kick-returner and not as a safety, the position Angelo paid a high second round pick (!) to fill.