2011 NFL Mock Draft: The Chicago Bears Select...

With the twenty-ninth pick of the 2011 CSC Community Mock Draft, the Chicago Bears (represented by GRIZZ) select...

Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

The Chicago Bear's offensive line was a disaster this past year, allowing Jay Cutler to be sacked seemingly at the defenses will.  Fifty-two times he was sacked, more than any quarterback in the league and twelve more than second place Joe Flacco.  During Cutler's three years in Denver he got sacked 51 times, since then (2 years in Chicago) that number has soared to 87! Now that's a quarterback that needs some protection...and along comes young Gabe Carimi to save his crying butt.

Carimi could possibly step in and start right away, I'm no Bears fan, but I can tell you I've never even heard of Frank Omiyale or J'Marcus Webb (and I don't trust anyone named J'Marcus or any spelling of that name). The inside of the line isn't too bad with an aging Olin Kreutz at center, Chris Williams and Roberto Garza on either side of him. If they can also pick up a RT (or LT depending on how Carimi progresses) during free agency, this line could do a complete 180*.

The Bears have a few other positions they need to address. They could use a No. 1 wide receiver, seeing as Johnny Knox and Devin Hester are more suited for No, 2 and KR/PR duties. On the defensive side of the ball, their linebacking corp is aging and they have recently released DT Tommie Harris so those are two other possible positions of interest. At this point in the draft they could also take the following players: WR Leonard Hankerson from Miami, LB Akeem Ayers from UCLA or DT Stephen Paea from Oregon State.

Offensive tackles aren't the prettiest draft picks, but they can be the driving force behind a beautiful future.

   

Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this years community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible. 

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft. 

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2011 CSC Community Mock Draft Section.

 

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Carolina Panthers  QB Cam Newton - Auburn DatFan 35%
2 Denver Broncos  DT Marcell Dareus - Alabama Jeff.l.b 71%
3 Buffalo Bills  QB Blaine Gabbert - Missouri SpreeGoogs 52%
4 Cincinnati Bengals  DE Da'Quan Bowers - Clemson coldpizza 73%
5 Arizona Cardinals  CB Patrick Peterson - LSU GRIZZ 61%
6 Cleveland Browns  DE Cameron Jordan - Cal theprogrammerman 11%
7 San Francisco 49ers  LB Von Miller - Texas A&M who dat patate 68%
8 Tennessee Titans  WR A.J. Green - Georgia shipgoalie05 48%
9 Dallas Cowboys  CB Prince Amukamara - Nebraska saints fan in cowboyland! 67%
10 Washington Redskins  WR Julio Jones - Alabama VAsaintsfan 56%
11 Houston Texans  DE/OLB Robert Quinn - UNC Jon Banks 62%
12 Minnesota Vikings  OT Tyron Smith - USC HansDat 46%
13 Detroit Lions  OT Anthony Castonzo - BC NorthFan 48%
14 St. Louis rams  DT Nick Fairley - Auburn hakimdropstheball 54%
15 Miami Dolphins  RB Mark Ingram - Alabama SpreeGoogs 48%
16 Jacksonville Jaguars  DE J.J.Watt - Wisconsin Jay Preece 41%
17 New England Patriots OT Derek Sherrod - Mississippi St. FriarBob 27%
18 San Diego Chargers DT Muhammad Wilkerson - Temple DrewBreesManCrush 39%
19 New York Giants OL Mike Pouncey - Florida mknkachow 64%
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Adrian Clayborn - Iowa iori125883 45%
21 Kansas City Chiefs DT Phil Taylor - Baylor YESSaints/iori125883 63%
22 Indianapolis Colts DT Corey Liuget - Illinois MobileSaint 48%
23 Philadelphia Eagles OT Nate Solder - Colorado DeuceisLoose926 43%
24 New Orleans Saints DE Ryan Kerrigan - Purdue Dave Cariello 70%
25 Seattle Seahawks QB Colin Kaepernick - Nevada natde1016 20%
26 Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith - Colorado Dave Cariello 63%
27 Atlanta Falcons DE/OLB Justin Houston - Georgia Dave Choate 51%
28 New England Patriots DE Aldon Smith - Missouri FriarBob
29 Chicago Bears OT Gabe Carimi - Wisconsin GRIZZ
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