2011 NFL Mock Draft: The Bears Have to Improve Offensive Line with 29th Pick
The Bears Spend Their First-Round Pick on Gabe Carimi
The Chicago Bears offensive line was awful in 2010. This is a situation that can not be tolerated in 2011.
The awfulness of the line was covered up somewhat by different schemes implemented as the season went on, but all that did was put a band-aid on the situation.
The first step toward rebuilding that line is by drafting Gabe Carimi. Carimi will help reduce the 60 sacks the line allowed in 2010. With Carimi, you stop talking about if Jay Cutler was healthy enough to come back in the game, because Cutler isn't getting the crap kicked out of him.
If the Bears don't address their line at the top of the draft, it should be an offense worthy of termination for every person in that front office.
Cutler has to be given more time to throw and he has to be allowed to recover from the disaster that was the NFC Championship Game. Carimi can help with both problems.
|1. Carolina Panthers: Blaine Gabbert, QB |
2. Denver Broncos: Nick Fairley, DT
3. Buffalo Bills: Patrick Peterson, CB
4. Cincinnati Bengals: Da'Quan Bowers, DE
|17. New England Patriots: Cameron Jordan, DE|
18. San Diego Chargers: Tyron Smith, OT
19. New York Giants: Akeem Ayers, OLB
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Aldon Smith, OLB
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Von Miller, OLB |
6. Cleveland Browns: Marcell Dareus, DE
7. San Francisco: Prince Amukamara, CB
8. Tennessee Titans: Cam Newton, QB
|21. Kansas City Chiefs: Justin Houston, OLB|
22. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Castonzo, OT
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Sherrod, OT
24. New Orleans Saints: Corey Liuget, DT
|9. Dallas Cowboys: Robert Quinn, DE |
10. Washington Redskins: A.J. Green, WR
11. Houston Texans: J.J. Watt, DE
12. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker, QB
|25. Seattle Seahawks: Adrian Clayborn, DE|
26. Baltimore Ravens: Jonathan Baldwin, WR
27. Atlanta Falcons: Aaron Williams, CB
28. New England Patriots: Torrey Smith, WR
|13. Detroit Lions: Nate Solder, OT |
14. St. Louis Rams: Julio Jones, WR
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram, RB
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan, DE
|29. Chicago Bears: Gabe Carimi, OT|
30. New York Jets: Phil Taylor, DT
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Pouncey, OG
32. Green Bay Packers: Cameron Hayward, DE
For a complete look at the draft, check out our Seven-Round Mock Draft.
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