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The Chicago Bears may have big things planned for their fifth-round pick

Surprise No. 2: Larry Borom shows that he can be the RT of the future

As previously mentioned, the Bears had to wait quite a while before making their third selection of the 2020 draft due to trading up in the first two rounds. With their third selection, which was in the fifth round, they chose offensive lineman Larry Borom out of Missouri.

Borom brings great size, standing at 6’5 and coming in over 330 pounds, which is great for an offensive tackle. Borom helped anchor a Missouri offensive line that rushed over 130 yards per game in 2020. He also started 19 of 20 games over the course of his last two seasons, including starting at RT for all 8 of his games in 2020.

Barring injury, however, I don’t see much of a path for Borom to get on the field in 2020. The Bears will most likely have another rookie starting at tackle and I don’t feel that it would be smart for the team to play two rookies on the outside.

Germain Ifedi was initially brought in last season to play the inside but it looks like he has an easy track to be starting at OT week one with second-round pick Teven Jenkins. To go along with Ifedi, Borom is going to be fighting for reps with Alex Bars, who got some extended playing time last year, and Arlington Hambright.