Data Scout Notes: HMC/HMM/PLombardi/PNagurski/PBednarik/PHendricks/1st C/2nd M
Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Defensive end Corey Wootton -- Had he not torn his knee up in Northwestern's Alamo Bowl loss to Missouri after the 2008 regular season, Wootton likely would have entered the draft a year ago and been a late-first- or early-second-round choice according to the NFL's Advisory Committee. As a junior he had 16 tackles for loss and 10 sacks, which is why they were thrilled when he was still on the board at 109.
A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 4/109 -- Corey Wootton, DE, 6-6, 270 Northwestern: Started 35 games at right end in his final three years after starting 12 games at left end as a freshman in 2006. Was a potential first-round pick after a junior season in which he had 16 tackles for loss and 10 sacks but suffered a torn ACL in the Alamo Bowl and struggled after coming back from January '09 surgery. If he regains his junior-season form, he'll be a steal. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Corey Wootton News
08/12/13 - DE Corey Wootton returned to practice from a calf injury on a limited basis on Aug. 11 after missing almost a week of workouts.
08/07/13 - DE Corey Wootton suffered a hip injury and missed three practices before returning on a limited basis Aug. 3 and was full-go Aug. 5.
01/09/13 - DE Corey Wootton moved into the starting spot midway through the season and finished with seven sacks while showing he could handle the run as well.
12/16/12 - DE Corey Wootton had 1 1/2 sacks, giving him 7 for the season, second best on the team.
11/07/12 - DE Corey Wootton is tied for third on the team with four sacks and could get a start this week if DLE Israel Idonije (ankle) is unable to go. Idonije also has four sacks.