So many different and wonderful words can be used to describe the Bears' best pick. Payton, the football player, left the game as its all-time leading rusher with 16,726 yards. His gracefulness helped him earn the nickname Sweetness, even though he finished his runs with authority. The 1975 fourth overall pick still ranks in the top four overall in attempts, rushing yardage, rushing touchdowns and all-purpose yards. Payton, the person, will always be remembered, since the NFL hands out the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, which honors a player's volunteer and charity work, as well as his on-field excellence.
Enis never realized his potential during a short-lived, injury-plagued career. The Bears drafted the Penn State running back with 1995's fifth overall pick, hoping he could become the next Payton. Unfortunately, Enis never started more than 12 games and didn't break the 1,000-yard plateau in his thr...Read more