I dont think it is time for the bears to draft a QB. They simply dont have a supporting class to help a rookie QB. This Has to be a best available draft. I would prefer someone like Myles Garrett. Adding Garrett (best defensive prospect since Clowney) would take some pressure off the offense. If absolutely necessary, draft a Qb that falls to the 2nd or 3rd, but I dont get starting qb vibes from Kizer, Watson, or Kaaya. Improve the defense, evaluate the entire roster, and if they end up terribe again next year (which is likely) draft Rosen.
Yet again, I will follow Walt's lead for this draft order outside the fact that the Bears land the top pick over the 49ers or Browns, I have more faith in Cutler running into wins before I do with Kessler or Gabbert. Also, there are still some players not in the system such as the Illini DEs, Justin Evans and Malik Hooker at safety. Until they are in I will mock without them.
College Football Picks (Week 1, 2012): 1-4 (-$460)
College Football Picks (2012 Season): 1-4 (-$460) College Football Picks (2011 Season): 36-32-2 (-$390) College Football Picks (2010 Season): 37-31-2 (+$190) College Football Picks (2009 Season): 34-34-2 (-$3,820) College Football Picks (2008 Season): 49-38 (+$3,020)
By the way, the fourth-annual Walter/Joker Annual Challenge is on, as I'll be competing with the Joker's College Picks. We each pick five games and see who does the best each week.
New Mexico at Texas Line: Texas by 38. Saturday, 8:00 p.m. (time change)
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games; I'm just doing these upon request. Follow @walterfootball for updates.
I think my picks will be better this week. I watched a ton of college football last weekend, so I now have a good feel for the teams. Well, that, and I can't possibly do much worse. New Mexico State New Mexico won't be competitive with Texas.
College Football Pick: Texas -38 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Toledo at Wyoming Line: Wyoming by 3. Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
Wyoming, coming off a big loss, should not be favored over Toledo. I like the visitor to win straight up.
College Football Pick: Toledo +3 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Wisconsin at Oregon State Line: Wisconsin by 7.5. Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
When in doubt, bet against the crappy Big Ten. Wisconsin is getting a ton of action, yet the spread has gone from -8 to -7.5. Something's up.
College Football Pick: Oregon State +7.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Fresno State at Oregon Line: Oregon by 34. Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
This is yet another complete mismatch. Oregon should wipe the floor with Fresno State.
College Football Pick: Oregon -34 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Kent State at Kentucky Line: Kentucky by 7. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Kentucky is garbage. That loss against Louisville could affect their focus in this game.
College Football Pick: Kent State +7 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110