This article speaks on the job that 5th rounder Mark Anderson has been doing as of late. I mentioned in my recap how impressed I was with Anderson burning Walter Jones. This did not go unnoticed by the team. Here he even gets favorably compared to Mario Williams.
The Bears do not release playing-time statistics, but while spelling Brown or Adewale Ogunleye every third or fourth series, Anderson already has 3½ sacks and a fumble recovery though he's on the field for probably less than half the game. Not bad production for the 159th player taken in April's draft who signed for a $156,000 bonus.
Compare the Bears' return on their investment in a rookie pass rusher with the Houston Texans, who took Mario Williams with the No. 1 overall pick of the draft and paid him a guaranteed $21.75 million. Williams recorded his first NFL sack Sunday against the Miami Dolphins and tipped a two-point conversion pass with 1 minute 43 seconds left to secure the Texans' first win of the season. The sighs of relief in Houston created a breeze that could be felt in Texarkana.
It is scary to think that Anderson gives the D Line more depth and talent as if it didn't already have enough.