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2011 Chicago Bears Mock Draft Picks: Sponsored by XFINITY

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Having gone two years without a first round draft pick, the 2011 NFL Draft should be significantly more exciting for Chicago Bears fans.  And of course, in the day and age of information overload on the internet, there are plenty of folks who are willing to give their opinions on what the 2011 Draft might look like.

What do we know (or feel fairly certain about) about the positional depth for next year?  It looks like there will be an overflow of good QBs and WRs, which means we might see more offensive and defensive linemen fall into the bottom half of the first round.

Anyhow, let's take a look at a few different 2011 Mock Drafts, and who they have the Bears taking in the first round.

Walter Football:
11- Julio Jones, WR, Alabama (6'4", 218)

When's the last time the Bears haven't needed a No. 1 receiver? I can't even remember. Julio Jones is an amazing top-five physical talent, but he dropped a ton of passes as a sophomore. He'll need a strong junior campaign to regain his draft stock. 

Sports Illustrated:
14- Anthony Costanzo, OT, Boston College (6'6, 260)

Costanzo could prove to be better than Carimi and shoot into the top 10.

18- Terrance Toliver, WR, LSU (6'5, 206)

Jay Cutler has a Pro Bowl season under Mike Martz and Julius Peppers immediately improves the defense, but the Bears still fail to make the postseason in 2010. Toliver, an afterthought to A.J. Green and Julio Jones in the SEC in 2010, quietly emerges as a top 20 pick and ends up in Chicago as a first-round selection.

NEPatriotsDraft.com:
8- Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame (6'3", 220)


This group of WR's is just insane. Cutler needs weapons in the WR corps to keep the heat off the running game.

11- Chris Owusu, WR, Stanford (6'2", 201)

Running back, receiver, return man. Just get the ball into his hands.

12- Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin (6'7", 325)

The Bears get my top rated OT with the 12th overall pick. The only reason Carimi Falls is because of how good the QB and WR class is in this 2011 NFL Mock Draft.

This is only a handful of 2011 mocks... there are tons out there.  And while I'd like most of these picks listed, I do have one main problem: All but one of these mocks have the Bears picking in the top half of the draft!