Chicago Bears fans love their lunch pail guys. I say that and you should immediately know the type; hard-nosed, tough guys, don't get national recognition, guys who play for years, lock down their position but maybe never get Pro-Bowl status. Guys like Big Cat Williams, Hunter Hillenmeyer, Izzy Idonije, Tom Waddle. Well Jared Crick is that type of guy; not explosive or a freak athlete, but a high motor, hardworker who is relentless. Just the type of player that Bears defensive line coach Rod Marinelli might love to work with.
From Grizzly Detail:
What's great about Crick is that he can play both end and tackle, meaning he can be as flexible with the Bears defense. Julius Peppers will sometimes move inside to throw off offensive linemen who double and even triple-team him. Crick can get in the rotation and take advantage of Peppers being held to take out the quarterback. He has the athleticism to bully linemen and get to the quarterback.
The jury seems to be that he is a high-motor guy who isn't an elite pass-rusher, can disappear when double teamed but uses his hands well and makes up for what he lacks with drive and motor.
NFP has him ranked as the third-best DE and 39th overall, CBS has him 58th overall, NFL.com has him, according to their Combine page, as the 4th best DL and fftoolbox.com has him at 62 overall. So he would be just about right in the second round. If the Bears don't go DL in round one what about this guy in round two or three?