Chicago Bears: Realistic approach to building a better offense
By Joseph Herff
Big changes must happen at the Chicago Bears offensive tackle spots
- Orlando Brown Jr.
- Dillon Radunz (R)
- Ty Sambrailo (FA)
- Drew Himmelman (UDFA)
The Bears would then have their left tackle of the future thanks to the tag-and-trade of Allen Robinson. Orlando Brown Jr. is looking to be a left tackle as he showed last season that he can play it at a high level once Ronnie Stanley went down. He only allowed three sacks last season. At the age of 24, Brown would be the left tackle for years.
The Bears could then address right tackle in the second round of the NFL Draft by selecting North Dakota State star Dillon Radunz. Radunz proved at the Senior Bowl that despite playing at the FCS level, he is ready to play in the NFL. He would be a steal in the second round of the NFL Draft. He’s very polished as well.
Ty Sambrailo would be insurance at the offensive tackle position. If for some reason Radunz is not ready to take over at offensive tackle yet, Sambrailo would be a solid person to have in place. Sambrailo started five games in place of the injured Taylor Lewan and played decently. He would just be cheap insurance.
Drew Himmelman would be a project in the seventh round in the NFL Draft or a UDFA. The 6′ 10″ (yes, you read that right) offensive tackle is a great athlete that was tasked with paving the way for James Robinson at Illinois State University. He additionally has a receiving touchdown during his time with the Redbirds. The transition from FCS to NFL may be difficult though.