Chicago Bears 2021 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings: Offensive positions
Chicago Bears Draft: Top-five interior offensive line rankings
Here is where things get interesting as most fans would really love for the Chicago Bears to draft offensive linemen. Offensive tackle is the more coveted position for this team, but one lineman we have as a guard could actually be a tackle too. In fact, he is a top-three tackle for some of our contributors.
Alijah Vera-Tucker, IOL – USC
The player that some of us had as an offensive tackle is Alijah Vera-Tucker. Tucker played left tackle for most of the 2020 season but was originally a left guard. Honestly, I think Vera Tucker will become an elite left guard in the NFL, but he could make for a very solid tackle too. It will be interesting how everything shakes out.
Landon Dickerson, IOL – Alabama
Alabama has some elite talent heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. Landon Dickerson is arguably the best center prospect in the draft. He could also find himself as a guard in the NFL. Dickerson is explosive out of his stance and uses his hands well as he keeps them inside the shoulders. He keeps his seat low and has good balance while finding a body to put his helmet on.
Creed Humphrey, IOL – Oklahoma
The second-best center prospect is Creed Humphrey out of Oklahoma. Humphrey lands as our number three inside lineman prospect. Out of the two, Humphrey is more likely to play center compared to Dickerson. He has been a starter for the last three years. One thing that sets him apart is the fact he is lefthanded.
Wyatt Davis, IOL – Ohio State
When it comes to size, Wyatt Davis stands 6’4″ and weighs in at 310 pounds. Davis is more likely to play on the right side of an offensive line than the left in the NFL. Davis has a bit of a mean streak and is a better run blocker than pass blocker. Any team that needs a new starting interior lineman to help create a running identity up the middle, Davis is that guy.
Aaron Banks, IOL – Notre Dame
The final interior offensive lineman to make our top five rankings is Aaron Banks. Banks was not in my top five, but I do like him as a prospect. Banks is massive at 6’5″ and over 330 pounds. Banks has good balance and stays low out of his stance. He has ample power and uses his weight to move defenders around. Banks may need some time, but he will eventually be a starting guard in the NFL.