A Chicago Bears mock draft should the team sign a guy like Amari Cooper

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Chicago Bears, Obinna Eze
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Pick Analysis. TCU. ObinnaEze. 872. Scouting Report. OT. 77. player

The Chicago Bears draft offensive tackle, Obinna Eze – TCU

The real mock draft allowed me to select interior offensive lineman Dylan Parham out of Memphis. However, I am not going to count that pick because I just don’t see how a third-round prospect falls this far in realty. Since I want this to be more accurate, I chose a guy who was still on the board in the draft simulator and actually has potential of still being available in the sixth round.

In doing so, Ryan Poles finds himself a nice developmental offensive tackle in Obinna Eze. When you look at offensive tackles, arm length is something many analysts find themselves concerned with. Players with shorter than 34″ length arms typically are moved inside to guard. Well, that is not anything that the Chicago Bears would need to worry about with Obinna Eze. He has very long arms — 36-1/8″ has to be one of the longest arms to be in the NFL. He is also 6’8″ and 320+ pounds.

Eze won’t be ready to start as a rookie, but could be a great backup in 2022. Personally, I was always on the side of Teven Jenkins playing at right tackle and never at left. I think Ryan Poles, Matt Eberflus, Luke Getsy and Chris Morgan will agree with me and move Jenkins to the right side. Larry Borom might need to kick inside to the right guard spot and this leaves the door open for Obinna Eze to challenge any left tackle free agents to start within a year or two.

Just a quick recap, Ryan Poles really focused on the offensive line in this draft after signing a big-time wide receiver in the offseason like Amari Cooper. The team found a starting-caliber offensive guard, a starting-caliber offensive center and a developmental offensive tackle — all who have shown that aggressiveness that Ryan Poles seems to covet from his linemen. Poles then also found a wide receiver who can instantly make electric plays on offense and a big, physical corner to push the current defensive backs for a starting spot. Not bad for only five picks.