April 29th, 2011
by bearsbacker

The Bears got the offensive tackle they were desiring once the 2010-11 season ended. Gabe Carimi, nicknamed the “Hammer” will likely start at right tackle for the Bears next season. That means the Bears will suit up either J’Marcus Webb or Chris Williams at LT, Jay Cutler’s blindside.

The 6’7″, 315 lb Carimi was a four-year starter at the University of Wisconsin. Carimi won the 2010 Outland Trophy winner, the award for the best offensive lineman in college football.

Carimi is called “NFL ready” by many experts. That means the Bears could pencil him day one in the starting line-up.

Projected Bears offensive line for Week One, with Carimi now being selected:

LT- J’Marcus Webb/Chris Williams/Gabe Carimi

LG-Chirs Williams/Edwin Williams

C-Olin Kreutz

RG-Roberto Garza/Lance Louis

RT-Gabe Carimi/J’Marcus Webb

The Bears should be very excited they wound up with Gabe Carimi, he has the most potential on any lineman they selected in a long time.

“I know I’m the best tackle out there,” Carimi said at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.  “So I’m just going to play like it and act like it.”

Now that the first round of the draft is over, the Bears came out with a player with a lot of potential. They filled their biggest need at the end of the first round with Gabe Carimi. Welcome to the Bears Gabe Carimi.

Bear Down!

All quotes from NBCChicago.com

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