Chicago Bears: Round 2, Pick No. 59 via CLE
It’s rare to see two players from the FCS go early in the NFL Draft. It’s even rarer to see teammates both go early, but both of these players have shown their talent despite being from a small school. Dillon Radunz showed he belonged at the Senior Bowl and he is the most underrated offensive tackle in this draft.
This draft is absolutely loaded with offensive tackle talent. There are players that can be found in the second and third round of the NFL draft that can contribute at offensive tackle due to the depth of the draft. Radunz is one of those players.
On his tape, Radunz man-handles nearly every opponent in the FCS. It doesn’t look fair. He mauls them in the run game and locks them down in his pass-blocking. It was a question of whether or not he could continue that even against the top talent at the Senior Bowl, and he showed that he still could as he dominated at the Senior Bowl.
Radunz could immediately start for the Bears at right tackle. The Bears could hold onto Charles Leno a little bit longer to allow Radunz to transition from FCS to the NFL easier. Leno could hold down the left tackle spot while Radunz starts at right tackle. Doing so makes Bobby Massie expendable and a cap casualty.