Bears will not draft a guy with their 1st that has some character issues and hasn't shown leadership or a high IQ.
I expect them to have ranked Fluker higher than Cooper tbh. I wouldn't agree with that, but just looking at the past of Kromer and Trestman I think they would take the bigger Fluker over Cooper.
I agree with everything you said here, Windy.
I have to say, I started this thread just for an FYI, and I haven't been around enough since then, I am surprised to see the lengthy discussions that ensued. To the implications to Carimi, if we draft Fluker, and he outplays Carimi, it's simple. Cut Carimi - or move him. If Fluker is better, the line will be better. That's what we're all after, isn't it? Don't forget, Webb's problems may be partly due to poor interior line play (last year anyway). If we can't replace Mr. TacoHead with somebody better, improving the line in other places may help him be better.