With the 2008 NFL Pro Football Draft coming up quickly on the horizon I though it appropriate to take a look at some of the likely candidates for the Bears. This section will be profiling players that the Chicago Bears might target on that weekend in late April.
Offensive tackle is sore spot with the Bears and it seems likely that they will look at address this position early. Most believe with their first round pick, #14.
Next we look at Chris Williams. Williams is the 4th ranked offensive tackle on most boards and comes in at around 25 overall on most.
Williams projects mid to late first round right about where the Bears sit.
Per NFL Draft Countdown:
Strengths: An outstanding athlete...Quick and agile...Has nimble feet...Great size with a large frame and room to get bigger..Does a fantastic job in pass protection...Mobile and can get to the second level...Very smart with good awareness...Versatile and has played both guard and tackle...Team leader...Durable and has a lot of experience. Weaknesses: Questionable intensity and motor...Must get stronger...Needs to be more physical and aggressive...Doesn't get a great push...Technique needs polishing...May lack a killer instinct...Not a finished product and will need development...Not dominant. Notes: Alumnus of the same Louisiana high school as Warrick Dunn and former Texas QB Major Applewhite...Really had a tremendous senior campaign and still has a ton of potential..He has all the physical tools to be a starting left tackle at the next level.
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DOWN. But not by much. williams projected draft order has been all over the place. He has shown up as high as 10 and as low as 27th. The biggest knocks about him have been related to intensity and a lack of playing nasty on the field.