“It worked out. We got our player.” The offensive tackle Bears GM Jerry Angelo desired all along fell right into his lap at 29. He didn’t even have to trade up to get him. He actually considered trading up to get the big mauler. The team was that high on him.
It was no secret that the Bears were actively attempting to find a trade partner to move up from 29 because Carimi was still on the board in the high 20s.
“We tried several times, and talked to other people,” Angelo said. “But it didn’t work out.”
So when Carimi dropped to 29, the Bears didn’t have much of a debate on who they were going to select.
“It was pretty easy about that time,” Angelo said. “It was a pretty obvious pick for us.”
When was the last time you felt this good about a Bears first-round draft pick?
Go to Bears Gab to find out more about Carimi and the team’s Day 2 draft plans.