Chicago Bears: Round 6, Pick No. 180
To say Osa Odighizuwa is an athletic freak would be an understatement. The 6′ 2″ 280-pound defensive lineman is said to have the following accomplishments: “Squatted more than 700 pounds, benches more than 420, has a 32-inch vertical, 15-percent body fat, and has eclipsed 20 mph on his GPS.”
Getting a player with the athletic ability of Odighizuwa would be a great project for the Bears along their defensive line. When it comes to football, those numbers are put on display when you roll the tape. His athletic prowess constantly pops out against offensive linemen as he gets by them with ease.
Despite his small size, he has long arms that compensate for this. He additionally makes up for his size with his strength and ferocity in both pass rushes and shutting down the run. He really only falls this far in the draft though due to his size, but there are plenty of short defensive linemen that can make it work (Aaron Donald).
The Bears have plenty of their defensive linemen leaving to free agency such as Roy Roberston-Harris, Brent Urban, and Mario Edwards Jr. They may try and bring those guys back, but the Bears could draft a defensive lineman with some upside in Odighizuwa. He could learn from the stars currently on the Bears’ roster in Akiem Hicks and Eddie Goldman.