The Chicago Bears 2018 Draft Needs

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GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 28: Clay Matthews
GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 28: Clay Matthews /

For the past two seasons, the Bears have had a serviceable but not spectacular player at the right tackle position in Bobby Massie. Massie has his ups and downs but most of the time he struggles. The Bears need someone else they can rely on to help shore up the position. Perhaps they might look at free agency to do that, but the draft may be a great place for them to find a young player that they can develop into a starting caliber talent.

Grabbing a right tackle early in the draft may not be an option. The Bears will likely be picking in the top ten of the draft in the first round. Really only left tackles would go that high. Look for the Bears, should they choose to fix the position to try to get someone in the middle rounds of the draft. They could be interested in either Ohio State’s Jamarco Jones, Andrew Dillard of Washington State or Tyrell Crosby from Oregon.

There will be several players that they could choose from that might be able to step in and play in a year or two. If the Bears’ were lucky, they would be able to find someone who could start right away. But, the likely scenario is that Massie will be retained one more year while they have a young prospect develop to take over. Or, they could find another free agent right tackle to plug in and let Massie walk.

Either way, the Bears do need to do something about the right tackle position soon or they will struggle there.