With the 19th overall pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, Steve Whited selected for the Chicago Bears, who earned the No. 19 overall pick by finishing the 2011 season with an 8-8 record.
With the No. 19 pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the Chicago Bears select...
Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
There are certainly other needs for the team: LT/LG, CB and future replacements for their aging DE/LB’s. If Kirkpatrick were available, he’d be a Bear because he fits their base Cover-2 Zone perfectly. They need an eventual replacement at DE but I see projects rather than playmakers on the board. Jonathan Martin(OT) was the only consideration other than Wright. It would come down to Lovie and Tice deciding if he can do it better than Webb in their new system and if they want to sink another first round pick into the OL to make it three in a row (didn’t have 1st or 2nd picks in 09 or 10).
Even with the signing of Marshall and their RB solidified, they need another weapon. Currently filling the role is Bennett, Hester and an unused TE (in Martz’s old system). Wright would be able to step in immediately, line up anywhere, and give Cutler another legit homerun threat. For four years in college, Baylor looked for anyway possible to get the ball into his hands (WR/TE/RB). Look for the Bears to do the same his rookie season to keep defenses guessing (think Percy Harvin with better deep skills). Marshall/Wright/Forte is scary for any defense.
Kendall Wright Highlights:
Joe Goodberry's Instant Analysis:
Bears decide to load up at WR with Kendall Wright lining up opposite newly acquired Brandon Marshall. Ideal situation for both players as Wright should help alleviate coverage from Marshall and provide Jay Cutler with another target. Great fit.
|#||Team||Picked By||Name/Positon of Pick|
|1||Indianapolis||Alex Neyer||Andrew Luck QB|
|2||Washington||David Farrelly||Robert Griffin III QB|
|3||Minnesota||Palewook||Matt Kalil OT|
|4||Cleveland||Jason Garrison||Justin Blackmon WR|
|5||Tampa Bay||Andrew Bernius||Morris Claiborne CB|
|6||St. Louis||Jim0ijk||Quinton Coples DE|
|7||Jacksonville||AK513||Melvin Ingram DE
|8||Miami||Dan Lockhart||Trent Richardson RB
|9||Carolina||Jason Blanton||Luke Kuechly LB|
|10||Buffalo||Casey Penn||Michael Floyd WR|
|11||Kansas City||Kenneth Taylor||David DeCastro OG|
|12||Detroit (projected trade)||Andrew Perrotta||Stephon Gilmore CB|
|13||Arizona||Dan Wolford||Riley Reiff OT|
|14||Dallas||Joshua Foster||Michael Brockers DT|
|15||Philadelphia||Travis Parker||Mark Barron S|
|16||New York Jets||Kenneth Taylor||Courtney Upshaw OLB|
|17||Cincinnati (from Oakland)||Jason Garrison||Dre Kirkpatrick CB|
|18||San Diego||Anthony Knox||Fletcher Cox DE|
|19||Chicago||Steve Whited||Kendall Wright WR|
|22||Cleveland (from Atlanta)||Jason Garrison|
|23||Seattle (projected trade)||Jared Egner|
|27||New England (from New Orleans)||Anthony Knox|
|28||Green Bay||Travis Castleman|
|30||San Francisco||Chris Brown|
|31||New England||Anthony Knox|
|32||New York Giants||Matt Leitner|