5 Senior Bowl offensive lineman Chicago Bears must watch

Parker Hurley
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4. Daniel Faalele, Minnesota

Daniel Faalele brings another interesting story and is another player that you can really gain a lot of perspective on this week at the Senior Bowl. Faalele comes from Australia, not Austria, like Raimann, but he is not a former tight end.

In fact, while Raimann put on 20 pounds this season, Falele lost 20 pounds. For most of his career, he was over 400 pounds. That is qualified with the fact that is 6’8″, but this is a massive person.

Faalele would be perfect in a scheme that runs heavy and runs zone. He can get out and move for his size and when he gets to the second level he comes at you like an avalanche.

Issues are much stronger when Faalele has to move backward and is taking on quicker edge rushers. He can get off balance and be pushed over, but beyond that is too tall and gets too upright where players with enough bend can get through him with ease.

The pass protection questions, his weight, his plan to stay in shape, how he will take care of himself will all be front of center with coaches and scouts this week.