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.
The order of these teams cracks me up. Say Chuck, have you seen Green Bay play this year? On the flip side, have you seen Denver or Minnesota play? Try changing up your draft order to how the teams are currently playing, it will change your drafts more from week to week, instead of looking the same.
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 (Week 2, 2012): 3-2 (+$170) College Football Picks (Week 3, 2012): 2-3 (-$140) College Football Picks (Week 4, 2012): 2-3 (-$50) College Football Picks (Week 5, 2012): 4-1 (+$570) College Football Picks (Week 6, 2012): 4-1 (+$790) College Football Picks (Week 7, 2012): 3-2 (+$380) College Football Picks (Week 8, 2012): 3-2 (+$250) College Football Picks (Week 9, 2012): 3-1-1 (+$160) College Football Picks (Week 10, 2012): 4-1 (+$990)
College Football Picks (2012 Season): 29-20-1 (+$2,660) 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.
Maryland at Clemson Line: Clemson by 31.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games (at least I used to be); I'm just doing these upon request. Follow @walterfootball for updates.
Maryland is a mess. The team has endured so many injuries that it's starting a linebacker at quarterback. I don't see how they can be competitive with the Tigers, who have blown many teams out this year.
College Football Pick: Clemson -31.5 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
San Jose State at New Mexico State Line: San Jose State by 22.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Speaking of teams that aren't competitive, how do you lose by 35 to Auburn? New Mexico State is a disaster. San Jose State is a dominant small-conference team that has taken care of business almost every week.
College Football Pick: San Jose State -22.5 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
Notre Dame at Boston College Line: Notre Dame by 18.5. Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
You know the last time Notre Dame won by more than 18 points? It was Oct. 6. Granted, the Irish have played better opponents than Boston College, but this is a heated rivalry. Plus, Notre Dame is traveling off an overtime victory, which is seldom good.
College Football Pick: Boston College +18.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Idaho at BYU Line: BYU by 38. Saturday, 10:15 p.m.
Idaho has been getting blown out almost every week. The only team the Vandals have beaten is New Mexico State (big surprise). BYU, meanwhile, is coming off a bye, so the team has had two weeks to prepare.
College Football Pick: BYU -38 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Oregon at California Line: Oregon by 28. Saturday, 10:30 p.m.
Oregon scores so quickly that it should have this spread covered by halftime. I don't see how Cal can be competitive without Keenan Allen.
College Football Pick: Oregon -28 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300