In a first round NFL draft picks that included wild and move, the Bears have allowed a little light when his turn came around 10:15 am Thursday. Bears President Jerry Angelo said last week the club was open for four or six different positions.
But if they need an extra push, the Bears took an elbow in which the Detroit Lions reinforced the already daunting line of defense against Nick Fairley with 13 overall pick.
With a series of offensive linemen being caught, the Bears talk to the Baltimore Ravens in the movement of the selection of 29 to 26, but have not eaten much.
"We dropped the ball, I dropped the ball," said Angelo. "What was done can not be undone.
"[Baltimore] did everything according to the rules."
Bears were going to trade up to get Wisconsin Gabe Carimi the other teams we could move ahead of them, but still ended up getting the No 29
The Bears did not have much choice.
Last season they gave up the league high 56 sacks, including one of the shows ill-fated offensive line in NFL history, when Jay Cutler was sacked by NFL-record nine times in the first half against the New York Giants.
Although he started last season, Chris Williams has not complied with the selection of the team has played 14 pick overall in the 2008 draft, moving from tackle to guard. And a seventh rounder flashed potential last season J'Marcus Webb, Williams seems to start from the inside, Carimi started out.
There are problems, but if Carimi is athletic enough to begin to address the left.
"Wherever they need me to bear," Carimi said Thursday, "I'll be plugged"
"Of course I believe I can play left tackle," Carimi said the NFL Combine. 'E' at the institute what they need and want to have. "
Webb finished last season on the right side, but it can be pretty athletic to swing on the left side.
Anyway, what is clear is that Carimi has the credibility and trust. He replaced Joe Thomas (third overall pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2007) in Wisconsin, and claimed the prestigious Outland Trophy, given lineman in the nation, after doing well against hunters spend much prestige as Purdue Ryan Kerrigan (Washington Redskins 16), Adrian Clayborn Iowa (20 in Tampa Bay) and Cameron Heyward, Ohio State (31 in Pittsburgh).
This is probably because he faced teammate JJ Watt (11th overall to the Houston Texans), in practice every day.
"I have a better resume to help defeat talent than anyone else, it makes me more [pro] ready," Carimi said the combine, adding that he is stronger and many began under his belt. "That's why I'm No. 1 side over there."
Thursday, asked his confidence / cockiness, Carimi said: "It 'was just my confidence in my ability to play my position.
"There will be no problem here."
Cutler had no comment on the first-round pick of the team. But his girlfriend, actress Kristin Cavallari, made a funny comment on Twitter.
"Yay, we have a linjapihdit offensive! Go Bears," he wrote.
According to statistics, in the first round were the offensive linemen had an immediate impact in recent years.
Since 2006, over 60 percent of the teams (14 of 23) than offensive linemen drafted in the first round had started 10 games and increased its protection of New York life, with 64 percent of the equipment record double-digit improvements.
It 's the key to the Bears rank dead last in the index in which the factors of the length formula of attempts to overcome the team to combine the offensive linemen penalties, sacks allowed and quarterback hurries and knockdowns.