Chicago Bears: Mid-free agency full seven-round 2021 mock draft

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Chicago Bears, Spencer Brown
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With the 91st overall pick, the Chicago Bears select Spencer Brown

The Chicago Bears select Spencer Brown (offensive tackle) Northern Iowa. The other top-three players on the board were Marlon Tuipulotu (interior defensive line), Peter Werner (linebacker), and Dyami Brown (wide receiver).

If Teven Jenkins is not selected earlier by the Chicago Bears, they could find themselves in this area selecting their road grader. Smaller schools don’t scare Ryan Pace. Sometimes that’s a bad thing. Spencer Brown continues the athletic-style offensive tackle as Samuel Cosmi.

Matt Nagy has stressed how he wants his lineman athletic. With Brown, not only would the Chicago Bears be gaining an athletic right tackle who could fight Germain Ifedi for the starting role, they gain a mauler as well.

Spencer Brown is listed at a whopping 6’8 314 pounds. Brown is raw. I can’t stress that enough, but it isn’t just his size that makes him intriguing. Brown has shown the ability to finish blocks and dominate the FCS competition.

I know, Adam Shaheen did the same thing. Brown was not just beating his opponents with his size, though. He showed high intellect to align himself correctly and gain leverage with his hands properly. Juan Castillo would have his hands full with all of the young prospects on the roster, but that is what he is getting paid to do. My player comp to Spencer Brown might scare you away from him, but hear me out. Bobbie Massie 10 years ago but the reverse.

Yeah, I know how that sounds. While Massie was known for being a better run blocker than pass blocker, Brown as a prospect is better as a pass blocker than he is run blocker. Both players as a prospect have the same flaws. Neither player has seemed to understand counter moves.

When you beat Bobbie Massie, you beat him. When players beat Spencer Brown, they beat him. However, teaching Brown how to respond to counter moves is key. When Brown has you in pass protection, he has you. But, when you toss a counter move at him in the run game, that seems to be where Brown is less appealing. Bobby Massie in reverse! I’ll take it. The NFL is a pass-oriented sport, and it is about time the Chicago Bears grab a pass-first tackle instead of a run-first tackle.