Pick 109: Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State
The search for ball-hawks is not complete with just one cornerback. Tracy Porter isn’t getting any younger or cheaper. Unless Kyle Fuller turned into a completely different player in the offseason, his time with the Chicago Bears is pretty much done. That means the Bears need another CB, and Damontae Kazee out of San Diego State is a perfect fit with the Bears’ first pick of the round.
Kazee is another big play guy with great athleticism. He was second in the nation with 7 interceptions, and has had 15 over the past two years. Add that to 6 forced fumbles in his college career, and he’s a big-time player with great hand-eye coordination who has accounted for not only turnovers, but a bunch of tackles as well (142 the last two years).
Pick 115: Vincent Taylor, NT, Oklahoma State
Make no mistake, the absence of Eddie Goldman hurt the Chicago Bears. With Goldman, the Bears allowed less average points (24 vs 26), less 1st downs (19 vs 21), less total yards (304 vs 371), less passing yards (186 vs 248), and less rushing yards (118 vs 123). In his absence, Will Sutton and CJ Wilson underwhelmed to say the least. That can’t happen again.
How does a 6’2”, 310-pounder with 7.5 sacks sound? Vincent Taylor is not getting the attention he deserves. He is massive, difficult to block one-on-one, and is way more athletic than a man his size should be. Throw in four blocked kicks, some crazy lateral skill, and you have a mid-round prospect who will be sorely missed by Oklahoma State fans.