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Chicago Bears, Jackson Carman
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Chicago Bears select Jackson Carman Ι OT Ι Clemson

Finally, in the third round, the Chicago Bears select their offensive tackle of the future. The Chicago Bears fan base will bash this move for waiting, but the difference between some offensive tackles in round three of this mock draft and those that went between picks 16 and 32 are very minimal.

If you are not getting Penie Sewell, Rashawn Slater, or Samuel Cosmi early, waiting would be one’s best bet. Sure Alijah Vera-Tucker, Christian Darrisaw, and Jalen Mayfield are intriguing prospects, but they aren’t that much more dominant than Jackson Carman.

Jackson Carman is a name missed because of the top talent to come out of Clemson. Trevor Lawerence and Travis Etienne would not have had the college careers they had without their left tackle’s strength and power.

The thing that Jackson lacks when compared to the second tier of offensive tackles is athletism. Chicago Bears fans know about having an athletic left tackle that doesn’t have proper technique and willingness to be the best every play. Everything Charles Leno doesn’t have, Jackson Carman does.

Mind you, these draft picks are not what I would do. Well, not all of them. For the first pick, I would either trade up or down based on the draft board’s availability. If I absolutely had to stay at pick 20, I would grab someone who would make an immediate impact on offense. If that position was tackle, so be it.

I would be more interested in a playmaker like Rashad Bateman, who fell to the Indianapolis Colts. In round two, I would have grabbed Kyle Trask. It seems the Colts in this mock have done everything I would have done as they were the ones who drafted him one spot after the Chicago Bears. The round three draft pick seems correct so far, by my odds.