Chicago Bears Select Wisconsin OT Gabe Carimi

With the 29th pick in the 2011 draft, the Chicago Bears have selected Wisconsin offensive tackle Gabe Carimi.  The massive 6’7″ 314 pound Carmi could very fit in as a right tackle for the Bears, moving last season’s promising RT J’Marcus Webb to the left tackle spot.

Carimi came off as a little cocky at the NFL Combine with this little gem:

“I know I’m the best tackle out there,” Carimi said at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. “So I’m just going to play like it and act like it.”

That’s OK, I like my offensive linemen a little cocky.  Now it’s time to back it up.

There were some tense moments leading up to the Bears first first round selection since 2009 including some reports of a botched trade attempt with the Baltimore Ravens at #26, causing them to miss getting their selection in time.

Plenty more to follow, including (hopefully) some insight into the trade that never was along with more coverage of the rest of the draft.

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  • ryansnow89

    LOVE this pick!!! When I saw all of the QB’s going I got excited about the possibility of landing him!! On to the 2nd round, I’d love to see the Bears upgrade CB and LB before DT (I’m one of the few Henry Melton/Matt Toeaina/Izzy Idonje supporters) but we all know Marvin Austin is on the our “wish list”. I would also love to see the Bears continue to bolster our offensive line, a guy I’d love to see in orange and blue is G/C Stefen Wisniewski. Any chance either Austin or Wisniewski fall to us? Or if we really want them, does anyone think JA will try and trade up again to grab one of the two? Another guy I have my eyes on, but not IN LOVE with, is Mason Foster.

  • Yohanes

    two tumbs up to Carimi

  • Danny Feltz

    am I the only person thinking that the bears should take Mark Herzlich from Boston college and possibly change the defense to a 3-4. I know it takes more than one season or one guy to do that but I think he would be a great addition to any team and I think the bears could use another good linebacker

    • Danny Feltz

      what i meant is that the bears should get him in the next two rounds not that they shouldn’t have gotten an o-linemen first.

  • courtfucious

    Reguardless of a switch to a 3-4 the Bears need to start looking for a heir to Urlacher someone they can shape and mold down the line.

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