Right Tackle for the Chicago Bears can be replaced early in the draft
To say the least, this offensive tackle draft class is absolutely loaded. The 2019 class was extremely deep with stars like Tristin Wirfs and Mekhi Becton, but this class has starting-quality offensive tackles that can be found in every round.
For example, some of these offensive tackles listed above can be found in the second round. When the Bears pick 20th overall, they may have these potential options:
- Alijah Vera-Tucker (if he falls)
- Christian Darrisaw (if he falls)
- Teven Jenkins
- Samuel Cosmi
- Jalen Mayfield
By the time the Bears pick in the second round, there are even more tackles in their range that are quality as well:
- Dillon Radunz
- Liam Eichenberg
- Alex Leatherwood
- Walker Little
These tackles can be cut either way as well. Nobody truly knows who will fall where. If Mayfield fell to the Bears at 52, it would be a steal, but people wouldn’t be all that surprised. If Radunz was selected in the first round, people wouldn’t be shocked.
The Bears can find their starting right tackle early on and have them start instantly. Eventually, the right tackle could make the jump to left tackle in a year or so when Charles Leno is gone. Regardless, the Bears should take advantage of this loaded class. If the Bears don’t, it will almost be as bad as the Green Bay Packers not drafting a wide receiver in last year’s loaded wide receiver class when they have no one outside of Davante Adams.