The Chicago Bears doubled down on defensive tackles and actually selected the guy many people thought they might take earlier in Day 2 by picking Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton with their third round selection. Here’s our draft profile on the newest Chicago Bear:
8.) Will Sutton, ASU (6’0, 303): It’s hard to know what teams think of Sutton. He looked like a first rounder as a junior (13 sacks) then gained a bunch of weight and became a run-stopper as a senior (Pac 12 co-defensive player of the year). He’s had success in both roles, but with his weight fluctuations I think teams will be wary of using a high pick on Sutton. If he can get near 290 pounds consistently, he could be a dynamic 3-technique tackle or 5-technique end. If he’s at 320+ he’s probably not going to be in the league long. Sutton is a risky pick but he’s talented and well worth a pick in the 3rd or later. Draft Projection: 3rd round
The Bears got our 8th and 9th rated defensive tackles on Day 2, which were targeted all along by Phil Emery and the Bears:
#Bears had Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton slotted for those 2 picks, he said. Was relieved only one DT went in between
— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) May 10, 2014
If the Bears can get Sutton to his ideal weight, which Emery says is between 285-295, they should have a winner with this pick. Now you’re going to be able to rotate Sutton and Ferguseon wth incumbents Jeremiah Ratliff, Paea, Izzy Idonije and Lamarr Houston should give them plenty of depth inside.
What do you think of the pick? Do you like the combination of Sutton and Ferguson? Where should the Bears go next on Day 3? Let’s see your comments.