The NO OL in the 1st draft.
WR Braylon Edwards [5 years 28 million/12 guaranteed]
OG Davin Joseph [5 years 32 million/13 guaranteed]
S Jarrad Page [2 years 3 million/1 guaranteed]
1 DT Drake Nevis [LSU] 6’2” 292lbs.
The DT talent in this draft appears to be stronger then the OL talent. The Bears can get a better value at DT then they can at the more needed OT. Nevis looks like the prototype cover-2 DT that lacks size but is explosive and disruptive up the field.
2 OG James Carpenter [Alabama] 6’5” 315lbs.
Carpenter has started his climb up draft boards and it started with Mike Mayock saying that he has missed on Carpenter and that he has been very good at the Senior Bowl. Carpenter played LT at Alabama, but appears to have the power and base to move into OG and bring the pass protection that the Bears need.
3 C Jake Kirkpatrick [TCU] 6’2” 304lbs.
A solid technician that can be groomed behind Olin Kreutz. He does not have elite physical tools but can be the leader of the line.
4. CB Chris Culliver [South Carolina] 6’1” 202lbs.
A big physical CB that can press and tackle.
5. WR Vincent Brown [San Diego State]
Solid routes and great hands, but a lack of elite speed keeps him from climbing. The Bears need guys who run better routes.
6. P Derek Epperson [Baylor] 6’3” 240lbs.
Brad Maynard is on his way out and the Bears can get a big legged replacement eady.