Chicago Bears: The picture-perfect 2021 NFL Mock Draft

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Chicago Bears, Liam Eichenberg
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The Chicago Bears trade down and still find a starting offensive tackle

In the second round, the Bears trade down to net more draft capital in the third round. They find the perfect trade partner in the Kansas City Chiefs.

Bears receive: Pick 63, Pick 94

Chiefs receive: Pick 52, Pick 165, Future 4th Round Pick

Late in the second round, Chicago finds one of their future starting left tackles in Notre Dame’s Liam Eichenberg.

Coming in, Eichenberg would initially replace one of Bobby Massie or Charles Leno. The smarter cut to make might be Massie, who would save the Bears a little more money than cutting Massie. But, Leno’s play was worse than Massie over the last couple of seasons.

Regardless, Eichenberg would be a Day 1 starter for the Bears. He would also join former Irish linemen Sam Mustipher and Alex Bars, both undrafted gems who found a home with the Bears.

The 6-foot-6 Eichenberg gives the Bears a tackle who excels in both the run game and pass protection. He isn’t exceptionally fast by any means, but Eichenberg uses his technique and positioning to win against opposing pass rushers. He’s smart.

To David Montgomery’s advantage, Eichenberg is strong in run blocking. He’ll help move the pile and open running lanes for Montgomery in a hurry.