Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Multiple trades lead to a retooled offense

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Chicago Bears, Samuel Cosmi

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It is now officially NFL Draft month. The Chicago Bears really haven’t tipped their hand as to what they are planning to do, but I have my guesses. They really could go many routes in the first round that could be smart, but also could many other ways that would be idiotic as well.

It’s really hard to gauge where the Bears are at and how they view certain position groups. Are they comfortable at cornerback now that they have some depth and competition for Kyle Fuller’s vacated spot, or are they looking to fill that early? How do they view Andy Dalton? Is Germain Ifedi their answer at right tackle? The draft will answer a lot of questions, but this mock draft shows how I think the Bears view their current roster.

I initially traded back with the New Orleans Saints going from 20th overall to 28th overall. I additionally received 98th and 105th overall picks in return. Then, I traded up in the second round from 52nd to 46th overall with the New England Patriots by sending the 105th pick and additionally receiving the 139th pick.

Chicago Bears: Round 1, Pick No. 28 via NO

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Samuel Cosmi
OT Texas

While I personally bounce back-and-forth on Samuel Cosmi due to the depth of the draft, there really is a lot to like about Cosmi’s game and the experience he had while at Texas. He brings plenty of desirable traits in a future great offensive tackle.

Cosmi is very well decorated from his time at Texas. As a freshman, he got the chance to play at right tackle and won the job earning himself Freshman All-American honors. In 2019, Cosmi made the switch to left tackle and started all 13 games earning himself Second-Team All-Big 12 honors. In 2020, Cosmi played in eight games allowing only one quarterback hit, one sack, and one tackle for a loss and earned himself First-Team All-Big 12 honors.

Cosmi is enormous as he stands at 6′ 7″ and weighs over 300 pounds. Even at that size though, he can move. He scored a perfect 10.00 in Relative Athletic Score (RAS). He graded tied for first-highest with Taylor Lewan out of 1,108 OT from 1987 to 2021. Basically, he is a freak of nature. Pair that with his three-years of starting experience, and he is the complete package.

Cosmi could be an instant starter at left tackle or right tackle. Much like his college career, he could start out at right tackle with Charles Leno manning the left tackle spot and eventually taking over. Additionally, Cosmi could start at left tackle, and Leno could either move to right tackle or could become a cap casualty saving the Bears some good money.

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