If the Chicago Bears draft an offensive lineman on Day three, they should hope these five fall to them
Chicago Bears fans may be disappointed that the team did not add to the offensive line, but Saturday will be the busiest day of their draft with five picks scheduled currently. There is a real chance that they go with an offensive lineman with one of these picks.
In a perfect world, one of these five could fall to the Chicago Bears.
5. Solomon Kindley, Georgia
Kindley is a huge road grader, coming in over 330 pounds. He started at left guard for Georgia last year but has played both left and right guard in his career. Kindley is a violent man, but may not be the most light on his feet, which is why he has fallen so far. Still, if you want to add beef to the run game, add Kindley to the depth chart.
4. Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas
Adeniji was a tackle from Kansas who likely will have to move inside to guard due to his length issues. Still, this an athletic lineman who has a lot of upside in the NFL. We know that Pace clings to athleticism, and while the projection pushed him to day three, the tape may be slightly better. This is a player the Bears have to be on the look for.
3. Shane Lemieux, Oregon
Lemieux comes from a spread, quick-passing offense in Oregon. This could be a good fit for a Matt Nagy offense. His most significant issues come in holding blocks longer, and his size is a bit disproportional. However, this is a four-year starter at Oregon, and a downhill run blocker as well. The Bears could undoubtedly be interested in his addition.
2. Ben Bredeson, Michigan
Bredeson lacks the physical upside that you want from a player that goes in the top 100 picks. However, this is a well-rounded prospect with technical skills that could lead to starting snaps in the NFL. Bredeson is a three-year starter on a Michigan offensive line that was dominant in college. He was a left guard throughout his college career but had the versatility to move around if needed. Bredeson falling maybe a gift.
1. John Simpson, Clemson
If the Bears want to fix the run game, Simpson is the nastiest guard they could add. He is an experienced guard from Clemson, and while he played left guard solely, he could be a day three find as depth at guard. Simpson is a downhill, power blocker, who may not be the lightest on his feet, but will be the first to initiate contact. Keep an eye on when he gets drafted on Saturday.