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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.
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.
14- Anthony Costanzo, OT, Boston College (6'6, 260)
Costanzo could prove to be better than Carimi and shoot into the top 10.