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NFL Draft 2011: Bears Are Counting Down The Hours Until First-Round Pick

The Chicago Bears are currently preparing for their pick in Thursday evening’s 2011 NFL Draft by, well, hoping the player they covet the most is still sitting in the green room when the Draft rolls around to the 29th pick.

It’s pretty tough to say who that pick will exactly be as the NFL mock drafts have been all over the place, but most recent news seems to indicate that the Bears might be interested in taking either offensive tackle Gabe Carimi from Wisconsin or Mississippi State’s Derek Sherrod.

If not those two players, David Miller has a nice little round-up of other guys that the Bears may look to select tonight as the NFL Draft Countdown continues.

If the Bears don’t look offensive tackle or at any of the other players that Miller suggests, one possibility is Texas cornerback Aaron Williams. Williams has been mentioned today by the National Football Post, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune.

So, basically, the Bears will probably look to fill out the offensive and defensive lines, but could also look cornerback when their pick rolls around in the NFL Draft. If any of their higher-ranked players fall, however, projecting the Bears’ first round pick of the NFL Draft becomes a whole new ballgame.