2011 NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay Thinks Chicago Bears Will Take Danny Watkins
Todd McShay's 2011 NFL Mock Draft Has the Bears Finding Offensive Line Help at No. 29
The Chicago Bears have a number of needs they could fill with the No. 29 pick in the draft. A new defensive tackle would be nice, as would a wide receiver and an outside linebacker. However, if the Bears care at all about Jay Cutler's health, they need to draft an offensive tackle.
Unfortunately for the Bears, the best tackles are likely going to be off the board by the time they're on the clock. The best option Todd McShay was able to conjure was Baylor guard Danny Watkins, who he has the Bears taking with the No. 29 pick in his latest 2011 NFL Mock Draft (can only be accessed with ESPN Insider).
McShay thinks Watkins will help, but he also pretty much admits that this is hardly the ideal scenario for the Bears:
The top five offensive tackles are off the board in this scenario, so Watkins make sense with his ability to offer an upgrade on the interior of the offensive line.
McShay also suggests that the Bears could look to acquire multiple second-round picks if they don't like what they see. As far as I'm concerned, that's probably the more likely option if they can't get somebody like Gabe Carimi or Nate Solder.
If the Bears can't make a deal, however, they probably will take Watkins.
My Pick: Gabe Carimi
There's a very slim chance that Carimi will actually be available at No. 29, but I don't think the Bears will pass him up if he is.
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