Chicago Bears: Day 2 Targets – Offensive Line
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Hroniss Grasu, Oregon (6’3 | 297 | 5.03)
Quick off the ball with the athleticism to get to the second level. Grasu is a little undersized, but has a good base in pass pro and has been able to stone bull-rushes from much bigger DTs. Grasu started all 40 games in his career at Oregon, is a natural leader and has unusually long arms and huge hands. He’s been good since day 1 with the Ducks and has very few flaws in his game. Grasu seems like a guy who could step in the lineup as a rookie and be an above-average center for the next ten years.
The Bears released long-time veteran Roberto Garza and replaced him with a solid, but short-term replacement in Will Montgomery. The Bears need a long-term answer at center and Grasu has Pro Bowl potential. His only real weakness is a lack of NFL strength, but if given a year to bulk up Grasu could take over in 2016 and lock down the position for years to come.