Chicago Bears Draft Needs – Offense

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3.) Guard

Due to injuries this season the Bears have been stuck starting both Vladimir Ducasse and Patrick Omameh at guard and sometimes at the same time. Neither guy is a first-division starter, but for the most part have held their own when called upon to start. Both players have the potential to be dominant run blockers but haven’t done it this year or any year of their respective careers. The physical talent is there for both players, but mental and pass pro mistakes will always hinder both players from becoming legit starters.

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Matt Slauson is an above average guard on the left side, but moving Kyle Long to right tackle has created a gaping hole at right guard for the Bears. They don’t have a replacement in the prospect pipeline for the 2016 season, though Tayo Fabuluje may be an impact guard eventually. Regardless, they don’t have depth or even a quality starter at the position right now and I could see the Bears using as high as a 2nd round pick on the position in the 2016 draft.

Guard is a position I’m pretty sure the Bears will address in the draft at some this year but I’m not sure how early, so I have listed targets from rounds 2-4.

1.) Pat Elfien, Ohio St – 2nd Round

2.) Sebastian Tretola, Arkansas – 2nd/3rd Round

3.) Josh Garrett, Stanford – 3rd/4th Round