Chicago Bears: 5 OL options to watch at NFL combine

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Who are five offensive linemen that Chicago Bears fans need to look into?

One big area of need heading into the 2020 NFL draft is the offensive line. There is a hole at right guard, and both Charles Leno and Bobby Massie could be replaced in 2021. With that in mind, plus the versatility of Cody Whitehair and James Daniels, all options are on the table at offensive line.

Who are five players that Chicago Bears should have their eyes on this weekend? Some players we already did profiles on include Damien Lewis, Shane Lemieux, Jonah Jackson, and Isaiah Wilson, Keep your eyes on these players as well.

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Ben Bredeson, G, Michigan, 6’4 5/8″, 315 pounds

This is a big event for Bredeson. Coming from Michigan, Bredeson is a three-year starter who has logged over 3,000 snaps on their offensive line. While he has primarily slotted in at left guard, he has moved around and could be a mid-round addition who could eventually slot in at right guard, or add depth in general.

Bredeson has the experience and is a highly technical player. However, he does not overpower and typically gets away with his technical understanding of angles.

Bredeson has good enough agility that he should test as a draftable athlete. However, fans will want to see if Bredeson has the raw strength and if he can put up on the bench press. A strong showing would put him right in the Bears radar.