2012 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears Names To Watch

2012 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears Names To Watch

On Friday and Saturday, final six rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft will take place (second and third on Friday, the rest on Saturday). Here are the picks the Chicago Bears currently own:

Round 2: Pick 18 (50)
Round 3: Pick 16 (79)
Round 4: Pick 16 (111)
Round 5: Pick 15 (115)
Round 6: Pick 14 (184)
Round 7: Pick 13 (220)

What we have already seen from new GM Phil Emery is that he's the anti-Jerry Angelo; he cares about the Draft, and scouts like crazy. We've only seen him make one pick, which certainly raised a lot of eyebrows, but over the next 36 hours he'll show what he's really got in his new job.

Here are a few names I'd watch for from the Bears in the coming rounds.

Devon Still, DT, Penn St
A lot of people love the upside on Still, who has a big body and performed well at Penn St. He could be the anchor in the middle of the Bears' defensive line that many wanted them to take in the first round.

Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian St
He's enormous (6-4, 220), has a big verticle jump (34 inches) and runs well. He's a guy a lot of scouts had as a fringe late-first round pick who could be an intriguing guy opposite Brandon Marshall.

Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa
Again, big size (6-3, 216) and was very productive in the Big Ten. He might be a great options in the third round for the Bears if some of the top receivers come off the board before their second round pick. Great numbers at the combine (37 inch vertical) would make him a great red zone compliment for Marshall.

Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
He's the best true center in this year's draft, and could be a long-term replacement for Olin Kreutz. Also worth noting, he was a teammate of the Bears' first round pick from last year's draft, Gabe Carimi, in Madison a couple years ago.

David Molk, C, Michigan
Molk won the 2011 Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center. He started forĀ four years at Michigan, and everything we said about Konz becoming the heart of the Bears' offensive line is true of Molk as well. The difference between the two might be Konz is a second round pick, while Molk is a fourth rounder.

Coty Sensabaugh, CB, Clemson
His cousin is a starter in the defensive backfield in Dallas, and he has the raw skills to be a stud corner. Why is he still available? He didn't play a lot at Clemson, so there isn't much tape on him. But a 4.42 in the 40 and a 37 inch vertical from a guy listed at 5-11 and 190 pounds could be an asset in the later rounds for a team that faces the passing offenses in Detroit and Green Bay every year.

Sean Richardson, SS, Vanderbilt
A potential late round sleeper, Richardson can run (4.52) and tested out exceptionally well (38.5 inch vertical, 22 reps on bench) and has good size (listed at 6-2, 216). The Bears have been looking for a long-term answer at strong safety since Mark Carrier retired, and Richardson is an interesting possibility.

Comments

Leave a comment
  • Brian Quick was the first selection of the 2nd round by the St. Louis Rams.

Leave a comment