Early Thoughts On The Will Sutton Pick

Will Sutton

They took one of my guys!

The Bears went ahead and followed up their project defensive tackle pick in the second round with a defensive tackle that comes with all his parts assembled in Will Sutton. I’m a Will Sutton fan, truly. If you don’t believe me, just read what I wrote about him earlier today.

I love Will Sutton. I’ve always loved Will Sutton. His stock dropped a bit this year as his 2013 season did not live up to his 2012 production (23.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks), but it’s hard to do that when teams gameplan around you. Sutton rarely saw anything less than a double team in 2013, but he still finished with 13.5 tackles for loss, four sacks and even an interception.

He doesn’t have ideal size — like Aaron Donald — but he’s just so quick off the ball — like Aaron Donald — and can be a disrupter on the NFL level. What does concern me about him, though, is he has short arms, but his “lack” of height actually helps counter that as he usually gets good leverage anyway. Needs to work on conditioning too, as he does get tired from time to time. Still, all that said, he’s somebody I really like, though I wonder if you could wait on him.

I’m telling you, there are still four more rounds to go, but don’t be surprised if Sutton winds up being the best player the Bears got in this draft. He can penetrate the backfield about as well as any defensive tackle in this draft, and he’s more than serviceable against the run.

And he’s mean.

Honestly, this is the happiest I’ve been about a Bears draft pick in a long time, which means he’ll probably suck, but I don’t care because I’ll always have tonight.

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