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BBV 2012 Community Mock Draft: Bears Select ... Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

The Chicago Bears are up next with the 19th overall selection in our Big Blue View 2012 Community Mock Draft. Here is what 'Pat19' has chosen to do with that selection.

No. 19: Chicago Bears -- Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

Since trades are not allowed, this pick came down between two players: Dre Kirkpatrick and Jonathan Martin. They strike me as similar prospects (or as similar as a tackle and a corner can be), because they each played in pro-style systems for very successful programs and have recently fallen a bit on draft boards. Each player was quite productive in college, although each has question marks (Is Martin strong/nasty enough? Is Kirkpatrick motivated/consistent?). So who do the Bears value more?

We can't put much stock into past draft history, seeing as Phil Emery is a first-year GM and presumably will operate differently than Jerry Angelo. However, he is known to value "football character" (per the article below). Thus, since Nick Saban reportedly has issues motivating Kirkpatrick (perhaps an indication of poor football character), the pick is Martin.

He has a great opportunity to start at LT immediately, because the Bears just could not protect Cutler at all last season. Mike Tice, the OC, has an excellent reputation for developing linemen, so the onus is on Martin to succeed. He has the physical tools and the smarts... now he needs to put the whole package together. -- 'Pat19'

-- 'apingicer' is now on the clock for the Tennessee Titans

First Round

1. Indianapolis Colts -- Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford [Drizzzy's Explanation]
2. Washington Redskins (from St. Louis Rams) -- Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor [Woogie 526's Explanation]
3. Minnesota Vikings -- Matt Kalil, OT, USC [Tito's Explanation]
4. Cleveland Browns -- Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama [NYG 28's Explanation]
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU [Carmine5520's Explanation]
6. St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins) -- Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State [Pataroons' Explanation]
7. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa [Ed Valentine's Explanation]
8. Miami Dolphins -- Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M [Ed Valentine's Explanation]
9. Carolina Panthers -- Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina [JINTSGM's Explanation]
10. Buffalo Bills -- Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame [bigbluethruandthru's Explanation]
11 Kansas City Chiefs -- David DeCastro, G, Stanford [Jason Pierre Pwned's Explanation]
12. Seattle Seahawks -- Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina [TNYFBG's Explanation]
13. Arizona Cardinals -- Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama [ManningHam and Cheese's Explanation]
14. Dallas Cowboys -- Fletcher Cox, DE, Mississippi State [Simms-McConkey's Explanation]
15. Philadelphia Eagles -- Luke Kuechly, MLB, Boston College [JimmyK's Explanation]
16. New York Jets -- Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis [Plaxico Burress' Explanation]
17. Cincinnati Bengals (via Oakland Raiders) -- Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina [GiantStep's Explanation]
18. San Diego Chargers -- Whitney Mercilus, DE, University of Illinois [CharlesL's Explanation]
19. Chicago Bears -- Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford [Pat19]
20. Tennessee Titans -- apingicer
21. Cincinnati Bengals -- GiantStep
22. Cleveland Browns (via Atlanta Falcons) -- NYG 28
23. Detroit Lions -- CCE718
24. Pittsburgh Steelers -- NYG_Slater
25. Denver Broncos -- daddyzander
26. Houston Texans -- #AHoustonGiant
27. New England Patriots (via New Orleans Saints)
28. Green Bay Packers -- Flynner
29. Baltimore Ravens -- Larry Soprano
30. San Francisco 49ers -- RealLT
31. New England Patriots -- Ryan Valentine (first round only); Second Round -- nysoldier
32. New York Giants -- Ed Valentine