Bears Mock Offseason [Trade on Up]
The goal of this free agent period is to take advantage of the strong OG class that is set to become free agents. The Bears need to get young, bigger and more athletic on the inside to handle the demands of Martz's pass offense and the subsequent blitzing that occurs.
OG Justin Blalock [Atlanta] 5 years 25 million/ 12 guaranteed
At 6'4" 330lbs and having played OT in college Blalock is exactly what the Bears need.
DT Brandon Mebane [Seahwaks] 5 years/ 22.5 million/ 13 guaranteed
A stout plugger that disrupts the pocket and has a history with Tim Ruskell.
WR James Jones [Packers] 4 years 14 million/ 5 guaranteed
Jones is far from a finished product and may not be the #1 the Bears need, but he is closer than anyone the Bears have to being that #1.
P Steve Weatherford [Jets] 3 years 6 million/ 3 guaranteed
A big legged punter from Illinios that can kick in poor weather.
QB Marc Bulger [Ravens] 2 years 4 million/ 1 guaranteed
Bulger does not want to start anymore and physically has been beat up. In Chicago he can reunite with Mike mMartz and mentor Cutler while cashing a nice check. And as much as I love Hanie the team has been non-commital to him.
*Trade* The Chicago Bears trade 1 and 3 to the Kansas City Chiefs for 1. The Bears become aggressive to secure a higher rated OT on their draftboard before Indianapolis and Philadelphia come on the clock. The Chiefs moved down and select NT Phil Taylor [Baylor]
1 OT Gabe Carimi [Wisconsin] 6'7" 315lbs.
The most versatile of the OTs in this draft as he can play LT, RT and possibly LG. Carimi is a ferocious competitor and a physical run blocker that has the athletic ability to play LT. He may never be a dominant pass blocker, but he will always fight the DE he is facing. Carimi faced 2 potential 1st round DEs this season in Adrian Clayborn [Iowa] and Cam Heyward [Ohio State] and held up very well. With the back end of the 1st round containing OTs that are getting compared to Chris Williams [Derek Sherrod] the Bears need to secure a player that can come in and start day 1. Mike Tice was recently at the Wisconsin Pro Day to work out Carimi and the last player he did that for was J'Marcus Webb.
2 CB Curtis Brown [Texas] 6' 190lbs.
With DT [Mebane] and WR [Jones] addressed in free agency the Bears can focus on getting younger and more athletic at CB. Brown is a smooth athlete that showed at the Senior Bowl he will come up and make a tackle. Brown can step in and compete with starters Charles Tillman. The knock on Brown is his 4.51  speed, but at the combine he showed a 39.5" vertical leap and great hands in the positional drills and Lovie values ball skills in the secondary.
*Trade* The Chicago Bears trade TE Greg Olsen to the Buffalo Bills for 3 and a conditional pick in 2012. The Bills TE position has been a black howl for years and the Bears have a TE that they are not going to use and that is going to leave in 2012 as a free agent.
3 DT Allen Bailey [Miami] 6'3" 285lbs.
The Bears continue to add talent to the interior DL to replace the ghost of Tommie Harruis. Bailey is a raw football player that flashes dominance and then will disappear for times. The Bears will use him in a rotation and try and take advantage of his elite athletic tools, 4.71 , 27 , 37" vertical and 9'9" broad jump. Combine these physical tools with one of the games better DL coaches in Rod Marinelli and the Bears may have the interior pass rusher that they need.
4. C Tim Barnes [Missouri] 6'4" 300lbs.
The Bears need to groom a center of the future to replace the declining Olin Kreutz. Barnes comes from a passing attack at Missouri and is use to making line calls and picking up blitz and stunts. For a center he also has the size that Mike Tice values and he was dominant at the East-West game.
5. LB Akeem Dent [Georgia] 6'2" 235lbs.
A tackling machine at Georgia that has a physical style and some ability to run. Dent can help on special teams while he learns from Brian Urlacher.
6. WR Vidal Hazelton [Cincinnati] 6'3" 215lbs.
Hazelton has had an injury history, but he has responded with strong play since transferring from USC to Cincinnati. At 6'3" he continues to add to the size in the WR core and will get time to learn.
QB: Cutler, Bulger, Hanie
RB: Forte, Taylor, Bell
WR: Jones, Bennett, Knox, Hester, Hazelton, Davis
TE: Davis, Manamaluana, UDFA
LT: Carimi, Williams
LG: Blalock, Louis
C: Kreutz, Barnes
RG: Garza, E. Willism
RT: Webb, Omiyale
RE: Peppers, Wootton
DT: Mebane, Bailey
NT: Adams, Toeina
LE: Idonidje, Melton
SLB: Tinaisasoma, Roach
MLB: Urlacher, Dent
WLB: Briggs, Iwuh
CB: Tillman, Brown, Jennings, Moore, Moore, Graham
FS: Wright, Steltz
SS: Harris, Bullocks