Chicago Bears: The 2021 Mock Draft (trade) that saves Matt Nagy

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The Chicago Bears add offensive line depth in Round 5

OT. Marshall. 5. player. 57. Pick Analysis. JoshBall. Scouting Report

The Bears certainly need help up front, specifically at the tackle position. Charles Leno and Bobby Massie have each had their struggles over the last couple of years, and some competition would do them good. Better yet, if anyone beat them out for their job, it would do the Bears’ offense some good.

Marshall’s Josh Ball is a monster of a man at 6-foot-8 and 350 pounds. Surprisingly, he has even more room to grow in terms of adding muscle mass to his frame.

Ball moves well for his size, taking great angles in the run game and getting out in space to block. His quickness right out of the gate is impressive and he’s fairly athletic. Ball makes it tough on opposing pass rushers to get around him due to his length and agility.

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When it comes to being bull rushed, Ball could use a little extra strength there to hold his own. Again, his tall frame could use even more filling out.

Because he could afford to add more mass, this also makes him less effective in moving blockers in the run game. He’s great at taking up space and latching on, but if he’s asked to really create movement, that area of his game is hit and miss.

In the fifth round, though, the Bears couldn’t ask for much more than a player like Ball who offers a ton of upside if he continues to develop his enormous, towering frame.