PFW draft guru has Bears taking OT

PFW draft guru has Bears taking OT

Posted by Bob LeGere on Mon, 03/14/2011 - 15:14
Pro Football Weekly’s Nolan Nawrocki has just posted his latest mock draft, and he has the Bears taking Miami offensive lineman Orlando Franklin with their first-round pick, at No. 29 overall. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound Franklin was a three-year starter for the Hurricanes, and he played the all-important left tackle spot as a senior, after previously starting at guard. Nawrocki earlier had the Bears taking Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget in the first round, but his latest mock has the Illini standout going to the Seahawks with the 25th pick. Nawrocki explained his latest Bears pick at ProFootballWeekly.com, thusly: “Although G.M. Jerry Angelo might prefer to find a replacement for Tommie Harris with this pick, the board could be more favorably filled with OL talent. Franklin could be the most physical blocker in this year's draft and perfectly fits the nasty disposition that OL coach Mike Tice seeks in the trenches.”
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