What type of player will the Bears land with the No. 11 pick in the draft?
With the Bears holding the No. 11 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, we take a look at the last 35 players to be selected in that spot.
Based on past history, it could be a defensive stud. Or not. Four of the NFL's top defenders over the last decade or so were selected at No. 11: Dwight Freeney by the Colts in 2002, Demarcus Ware by the Cowboys in 2005, Patrick Willis by the 49ers in 2007 and J.J. Watt by the Texans in 2011.
The No. 11 spot has also produced players who have failed to live up to expectations. The most glaring example is Aaron Maybin. Chosen by the Bills in 2009, the defensive end/outside linebacker is already out of football after four disappointing seasons with Buffalo and the Jets.
The last quarterback taken at No. 11 was the Bears' Jay Cutler, who was drafted by the Broncos. Other quarterbacks picked in that position were Daunte Culpepper by the Vikings in 1999 and Ben Roethlisberger by the Steelers in 2004.
The Bears have taken four players at No. 11 since 1981: tackle Keith Van Horne (1981), linebacker Wilber Marshall (1984), cornerback Donnell Woolford (1989) and defensive end John Thierry (1994).