Chicago Bears Draft Watch: Could The Bears Draft Corey Coleman?

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Ronnie Stanley

Sep 19, 2015; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley (78) prepares to block Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets linebacker Tyler Marcordes (35) at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports

Position: Tackle

College: Notre Dame

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 315

Game: Boston College (3-7) At Notre Dame (9-1) – Saturday, November 21st – 6:30 P.M. CT – NBCSN

Ronnie Stanley is the premier offensive tackle in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Fighting Irish’s mauler has elite size and athleticism.

A former basketball player in high school, Stanley utilizes his light feet and elite footwork to stick with speed rushers. His long and powerful frame allows for him to engage rushers as soon as the ball is snapped, typically knocking the defensive player back.

Stanley’s athletic build reminds me a lot of current Bears tackle, Kyle Long. Stanley’s massive frame is lean, yet built with functional muscle tissue.  This enables him to be quick, strong, and durable.

Stanley is currently the top-rated offensive line prospect according to ESPN draft analyst, Mel Kiper Jr.  It is also noted that he will continue to battle Ole Miss’ Laremy Tunsil for the top spot amongst offensive line prospects for this year’s upcoming NFL Draft.

Stanley would fit the Bear’s current situation and very well could solidify the offensive line for the future. He could play right tackle his rookie year, allowing for an offensive line of Charles Leno Jr., Matt Slauson, Hroniss Grasu, Kyle Long, Ronnie Stanley.

This line would protect a young offense that could be the nucleus for this Bears organization to grow around within the coming years.

Make sure to check out Stanley and the rest of the Fighting Irish football team as they take on Boston College this Saturday.

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