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
09/06/15 - DE Corey Wootton was placed on reserve/injured by the Lions Saturday (Sept. 5).
09/06/15 - DE Corey Wootton went on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle that will require surgery.
05/19/15 - DE Corey Wootton, who wasn't tendered as a UFA by the Vikings on May 12, was signed by the Lions on May 13.
Wootton, a fourth-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 2010, played four years in Chicago and spent the 2014 season with the Vikings.
Wootton has played in 60 games (22 starts) and recorded 86 tackles, 12 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
In 15 games last season, he tallied 16 tackles and one sack.
03/07/15 - DE Corey Wootton, unrestricted FA update, is a decent player who might not have knocked down enough QBs to warrant a second season with the Vikings. He had just the one sack at the end of the season. The Vikings might use free agency and even the draft to look for better options behind an aging left end Brian Robison.
10/23/14 - DE Corey Wootton, who missed Sunday's game because of a lower back injury, had full participation in Thursday's practice and is expected to return to the defensive line rotation as a backup on Sunday.