Last week, Offhanded Dribble posted our Mock NFL Draft for the Chicago Bears which included the Chicago Bears draft projections for the first 6 rounds. With the NFL potentially announcing an end to the NFL Lockout, the NFL Draft has peaked my interest once again.
Today, we take a look at other projections from around the league.
- ESPN Chicago Bears Report: Derek Sherrod – Offensive Tackle (Mississippi State)
- ESPN NFC North Blog: Gabe Carimi – Offensive Tackle/Guard (Wisconsin)
- Pat Kerwin – NFL.com: Akeem Ayers – Linebacker (UCLA)
- National Football Post: Mike Pouncey – Offensive Guard/Tackle (Florida)
- Bucky Brooks – NFL.com: Derek Sherrod – Offensive Tackle (Mississippi State)
- Brian Baldinger – NFL.com: Marvin Austin – Defensive Tackle (North Carolina)
- Charles Davis – NFL.com: Muhammad Wilkerson – Defensive Tackle (Temple)
- Pro Football Weekly: Nate Solder – Offensive Tackle (Colorado)
- Steve Wyche – NFL.com: Nate Solder – Offensive Tackle (Colorado)
- Rob Rang – CBSsportsline.com: Derek Sherrod – Offensive Tackle (Mississippi State)
- Chad Rueter – CBSsportsline.com: Derek Sherrod – Offensive Tackle (Mississippi State)
- Adam Caplan – Fox Sports: Phil Taylor – Defensive Tackle (Baylor)
- Matt De Lima – FFToolbox: Danny Watkins – Offensive Guard (Baylor)
- Jeff Christiansen – FFToolbox: Derek Sherrod – Offensive Tackle (Mississippi State)
Trade out of the 1st round?
The common projections seems to be Derek Sherrod – Offensive Tackle from Mississippi State University. Jerry Angelo and Tim Ruskell talked NFL draft the other day, and the prevailing thought that came from their press conference was an openness to trade out of the first round:
“It’s a little bit different, but in the end when we get going again
we’ll have gone through all of the processes and had all of the
available avenues to get up to the number, whatever the number is going
to be in terms of roster size,” said Tim Ruskell, Bears director of
“Eventually, it will all work out and you will get to your number.
That is not going to be a problem. If the situation arises where we
could get some extra picks … we would certainly look at that”
More about trade possibilities:
- Bears may trade out of 1st round. – ESPN.com
- With First Pick, Bears Likely to Deal – Dan Pompei
- Should Bears Trade out of 1st Round? – Larry Mayer
- As Usual, Bears Could Be Trading Out Of First Round – WSCR 670.com
The idea of trading out of the 1st round isn’t foreign to Jerry Angelo.
In Jerry Angelo’s tenure, he does have a history of trading down in the draft to acquire more picks. Since 2001, when Jerry Angelo took over as General Manager for the Chicago Bears, he has drafted the following players in the first round:
2009 and 2010 – 1st round Draft picks were traded to Denver for Jay Cutler.
2006 – 1st round draft pick (26th overall) was traded to the Bills for a 2nd and 3rd round pick.
2003 – 1st round draft pick (4th overall) was traded to the Jets for 13th and 22nd overall picks.
2003 – 1st round draft pick (14th overall) was traded after being acquired from the Jets for the 14th pick overall and a 6th round pick with the New England Patriots.
The NFL Draft 1st round will take place on Thursday, with the 2nd/3rd round on Friday and the 4-7th rounds finishing up on Saturday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.