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|