Chicago Bears trade up for unexpected superstar in 7-round mock draft

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Chicago Bears, Brady Christensen
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The Chicago Bears move up in the third round to take a future offensive tackle

One of the main positions the Chicago Bears needed to address this year was the offensive tackle position. Specifically, the team needs to find an upgrade at left tackle. Charles Leno is not as bad as many make him out to be, but he’s not great either. This team needs to find a left tackle that locks in place for years.

With the offensive tackle position thinning out drastically, Ryan Pace trades up in the third, while back in the fifth and throws in a sixth-round pick to boot. The move was to take Brady Christensen out of BYU. Christensen was Zach Wilson’s left tackle, but not sure he will have the same level of success in the NFL versus more athletic pass rushers.

Christensen is 6’6″ and 300 pounds. He clearly has great size but his arm length is not ideal for a left tackle at 32-1/4″. The threshold most look for at left tackle is 33″ and longer. This means that Christensen will more likely be a guard or a right tackle. The way he attacks off the line, I find him better suited to be a right tackle and could replace Germain Ifedi in 2021 or 2022. That said, he held up very well in college.

I know, this means the Chicago Bears are stuck with Charles Leno once again at left tackle. Looks like this offensive line will have to once again wait until 2022 for a top OT draft prospect.