2nd Round – 50th overall
Cam – Michael Pittman Jr, WR, USC
It was tough as there was a lot on the board. But here is the thing. Why is Allen Robinson so good? He’s big, he’s smart, he doesn’t drop passes. Robinson, who is 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, has a massive vertical but is slower; a seven-second three-cone drill. Pittman is a real 6-foot-4, 223-pound animal.
Less vertical and explosive but he’s faster than Robinson with a 6.9-sec three-cone drill. Having Robinson teach this kid reminds me of when Marvin Harrison taught Reggie Wayne. That’s what the Bears should be looking for.
Parker – Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Rob – Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
I was sad to see Lloyd Cushenberry was not available here. Reagor and Cushenberry make up my favorite second round combination. It came down to Jaylon Johnson and Lucas Niang for me. I doubled-down with the TCU prospects and selected Niang. The Chicago Bears need offensive line help and Niang could honestly replace Bobby Massie before the season ends.
Niang is 6-foot-7 and 328 pounds with long arms. He will need some technical help by NFL coaches, but his large frame and ability to move make him a great fit for what Matt Nagy likes to do on offense in both the running and the passing game.
Ryan – Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
With the recent decline of Charles Leno Jr. over the last several seasons, the Chicago Bears are going to target his replacement in TCU’s Niang, who has the ideal size and strength to be a Pro Bowl-caliber tackle for the next decade. As Rob noted, he moves so well, which will be vital to keeping whoever is under center upright as well as supporting the run game.