Chicago Bears 2015 Draft Grades

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Round 3 – C Hroniss Grasu, Oregon

Grade: A

With the retirement of long-time center Roberto Garza the Bears are in need of a long-term answer at the center position. They did sign C Will Montgomery in the offseason, but he is already 32 years old and just a short-term option. Drafting Grasu gives the Bears a player who can potentially man the center position for the next 5-6 years at least.

Grasu was the #2 center on my draft board behind just 1st round pick Cameron Erving and I had Grasu graded as a 2nd round pick.  He is quick off the ball with the athleticism to get to the second level on draw and trap plays. 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.