Ty Sambrailo: Chicago Bears Draft Prospect Profile
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With the draft less than two weeks away Beargoggleson will continue breaking down a wide range of options for the Chicago Bears in the 2015 draft. We started with the potential first round options, are now profiling some possible day 2 prospects, and will finish up with some under the radar day 3 players who I think could be good fits for the Bears new schemes on both sides of the ball. As always, if you have any complaints, advice, or questions please let us know in the comments or on Twitter.
Played 4 of 5 offensive line positions for the Rams during his his four years there. Sambrailo eventually settled at left tackle as a junior and was nominated 2nd-team All-MWC in 2013 and first team All-MWC in 2014 despite missing two games.
Surprisingly quick feet and agility for a man his size. Sambrailo has the footwork, long arms and mean streak to be a starting left tackle in the NFL.
Strength and bulk. That’s really all it comes down to as Sambrailo has all the traits to be a starting NFL left tackle, but he is a little light in the saddle. His lack of strength was exposed at the Senior Bowl where he was occasionally bull rushed by DEs.
It’s unknown how the Bears new regime feels about last year’s two starting tackles, neither of which played in 2014. It’s possible the Bears could be looking for two new starters at tackle and if so Sambrailo could be a target in round 2 or a steal in round 3. As I mentioned above, he has all the tools to be a successful LT and has a nasty demeanor that Bears fan will love. It may take him a year or two to bulk up enough to handle the position, which considering they are stuck with Jermon Bushrod’s contract for at least one more year could be perfect timing.