BBV Community Mock Draft 2011: With The 29th Pick, The Bears Select ...

Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois.

Playing the role of general manager for the Chicago Bears is 'You're Da Man, Blue.' Here is his rationale for the selection of Liuget:

Chicago may have one of the weaker rosters of those who made the playoffs last year. They have holes at OL, DL, WR, and the secondary.

Although down the stretch Mike Tice got the unit to play better they still leaked like a sieve against the elite pass rushing teams i.e the Giants. They invested too much stock into Jay Cutler for him to constantly be on his back or too injured to play, especially in big games like the NFC championship. The Bears are probably praying that Mike Pouncey drops but alas, he is already selected. On the other hand there is Danny Watkins out of Baylor, while he does offer some versatility on the inside right or left side is considered a borderline first round talent. While I can certainly understand making this pick I think they would get more value from solidifying the DL.

This leads me to two prospects that I think would help fill the gaping hole that was left after the departure of defensive stalwart Tommie Harris and the currently unsigned Anthony Adams. Both Corey Liuget out of Illinois and Muhammad Wilkerson the DT/hybrid DE out of Temple have been rising up boards after solid workouts. Wilkerson, while intriguing for his versatility, I think he will end up being selected by a 3-4 team.

Liuget, I think, will be the ultimate choice because he is the more prototypical 4-3 DT. He plays the run well and has the ability to get after the passer. He is generally rated as the third best DT in the draft behind the already drafted Fairley and Dareus and is a good bargain at 29. The Peppers and Liuget pair could be devastating and wreak havoc on opponent’s offensive lines. While he may not be the fan’s choice I think Liuget is a great combination of BPA and need.

My take: I can't argue with this pick at all, especially since I think this is a player who will get strong consideration from the Giants at 19 in the real NFL Draft. Just keep in mind that defensive coordinator Perry Fewell stated how much he liked this player after attending the Illinois Pro Day.

NOTE: Three picks left in the first round. Let's get 'em in and get this round done by Friday afternoon. 'PlaxicoBurress' is now on the clock for the New York Jets.

Round 1

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Cam Newton
QB
Auburn
Tito
2 Denver Nick Fairley
DT
Auburn
Mike Fiammetta
3 Buffalo Patrick Peterson
CB
LSU
Bigbluethruandthru
4 Cincinnati Blaine Gabbert
QB
Missouri
BitterEli
5 Arizona Von Miller
OLB
Texas A&M
gmen2thebowl
6 Cleveland Marcell Dareus
DL
Alabama
Bobely
7 San Francisco
A.J. Green
WR
Georgia
Pat19
8 Tennessee Da'Quan Bowers DE
Clemson
RealLT
9 Dallas
Prince Amukamara
CB
Nebraska
Simms-McConkey
10 Washington Julio Jones
WR
Alabama
jcalafiore
11 Houston
Robert Quinn
DE/OLB
North Carolina
daddyzander
12 Minnesota Tyron Smith
OT
USC
RolloT
13 Detroit Anthony Castonzo
OT
Boston College
Ed Valentine
14 St. Louis
Aldon Smith
DE
Missouri
GiantNomad
15 Miami
Mark Ingram
RB
Alabama
HenneGivenSunday
16 Jacksonville Cameron Jordan
DE
California
ct17
17 New England
Mike Pouncey
OG/C
Florida
Ryan Valentine
18 San Diego
J.J. Watt
DE
Wisconsin
Anthony P
19 N.Y. Giants Akeem Ayers
OLB
UCLA
Ed Valentine
20 Tampa Bay
Jimmy Smith
CB
Tampa Bay
willgfass
21 Kansas City
Phil Taylor
DT
Baylor
The Blood Of Eli
22 Indianapolis Gabe Carimi
OT
Wisconsin
dannymac56
23 Philadelphia Nate Solder
OT
Colorado
JimmyK
24 New Orleans
Ryan Kerrigan
DE
Purdue
Charles L.
25 Seattle Jake Locker
QB
Washington
Ejaay
26 Baltimore Justin Houston
OLB
Georgia
LarrySoprano
27 Atlanta Kyle Rudolph
TE
Notre Dame
pataroons
28 New England
Derek Sherrod
OT
Mississippi State
DManInBLUE
29 Chicago Corey Liuget
DT
Illinois You're my boy, Blue
30 New York Jets



PlaxicoBurress
31 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
32 Green Bay



NYG28

Round 2

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
33 New England



Ryan Valentine?
34 Buffalo


Bigbluethruandthru
35 Cincinnati


BitterEli
36 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
37 Cleveland


Bobely
38 Arizona



gmen2thebowl
39 Tennessee


RealLT
40 Dallas


Simms-McConkey
41 Washington


jcalafiore
42 Houston


daddyzander
43 Minnesota


RolloT
44 Detroit


BigBlueIntervention
45 San Francisco



Pat19
46 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
47 St. Louis



GiantNomad
48 Oakland


G Fan In England
49 Jacksonville



ct17
50 San Diego



Anthony P
51 Tampa Bay



willgfass
52 N.Y. Giants


Ed Valentine
53 Indianapolis



dannymac56
54 Philadelphia


JImmyK
55 Kansas City



The Blood Of Eli
56 New Orleans



Charles L.
57 Seattle


Ejaay
58 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
59 Atlanta


pataroons
60 New England



Ryan Valentine?
61 San Diego



Anthony P
62 Chicago



You're my boy, Blue
63 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
64 Green Bay



NYG28
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