The offensive line is a need and priority
The Chicago Bears need to invest some draft capital into the offensive line. The team already has James Daniels and Cody Whitehair, but drafting a young tackle or guard would be a smart move now that Kyle Long has retired.
Even though seven offensive linemen went in the first round, I expected to see all six names called. The seventh name shocked me, but I had another tackle who I thought would have been drafted anyway. Isaiah Wilson was picked 29th by the Tennesse Titans. This pick shocked me as I had him much lower. He was a late third or early fourth-round pick in my rankings. That said, he is young and could develop nicely in a year or two.
The name I would have thought to hear called was Ezra Cleveland. I have Cleveland ranked 29th overall and if he lands in Pace’s lap at No. 43 I would be upset if he did not take him. Cleveland is the highest graded offensive lineman I have left on my board, but there are plenty of others that would be worth taking at either No. 43 or No. 50.
I have Lucas Niang, Lloyd Cushenberry III, Prince Tega Wanogho and Josh Jones all in the same tier. In fact, they are ranked 46, 47, 48 and 49 on my draft board. I also still have Matt Hennessy, Jonah Jackson and Robert Hunt as players worth considering at pick No. 50.
As you can see, there is still plenty of talent to go around. How do you think the first round played out for the Bears? What positions and players are you excited most about as we head into Day 2?