The Chicago Bears find a new offensive tackle in the second round
In Round 2, the Bears make another trade. This time, it’s the Cleveland Browns who choose to move up a few spots while the Bears also net a fourth-round pick this year.
Bears get: No. 59 pick, 4th Round Pick (No. 101)
Browns get: No. 52 pick, 2022 5th Round Pick
At pick no. 59, the Bears take a bit of a gamble on a player who only appeared in one game this past season. Dillon Radunz comes from North Dakota State, where he protected Trey Lance upfront.
Known as the top FCS linemen in the country, Radunz still received a Senior Bowl invite even though the Bison played one game in the fall; NDSU moved its season to the spring.
Radunz is a man’s man. This pick is as good of a value as you can get, and Radunz will come in and replace either Charles Leno or Bobby Massie on day one. At this point, the Bears will have already moved on from one of them, giving Radunz the green light to start right away.
This pick is especially exciting when it comes to projecting David Montgomery’s 2021 season because Radunz is an absolute mauler in the run game. He’s someone who wants to put his opposing defender on their back.
At 6-foot-5, 304 pounds, Radunz possesses NFL size and looks the part. Sure, he’s played against lesser competition, but the tape doesn’t lie. The fundamentals are there. The strength is there. Radunz is going to be a stud.