The Chicago Bears should draft a physical tackle
If fans were given a dollar for every time they saw Charles Leno stand up like a deer in headlights wondering who to block on a run play, most of us would be pretty rich by now. There were far too many times Leno looked like he didn’t know where he was last year, and that wasn’t just on rushing downs.
Of course, a huge priority this offseason is to fix the tackle position. The Bears will probably cut one of Leno or Bobby Massie to not only save money but upgrade their personnel. The question is, do they go free agency or the draft for a replacement?
The best course of action would be to attack the position in the draft, and there are some great options in late Round 1 or in Round 2. One of my personal favorites has become Dillon Radunz out of North Dakota State. He’s a menace. The physicality and mean streak is certainly there, which is something you’re never going to see out of Leno.
Whether it’s Radunz, or another option, finding a more aggressive tackle is going to help seal off the edge for times when Montgomery wants to bounce it out and find some room. He’s not able to always do that with the current state of this offensive line. There’s a reason why his ability to shed tackles, specifically behind the line, has been on display so often in Chicago.