Could Chicago Bears find the answer at tackle with this prospect?
Does Daniel Faalele fit with Chicago Bears?
There are a few ways to debate the fit of Faalele on the Chicago Bears, but first is the question of where he will go. By most measures, the success of Mailata and the experience he has that Mailata did not speak to the idea that Faalele will not fall. In fact, most see him locked into the second round.
For the Chicago Bears, that means taking him at pick 39. Is that too high?
On one hand, the team already has a right tackle in Larry Borom. They also have Teven Jenkins, who may switch back to the right side, which is where he played in college.
On the flip side, Borom projects as a long-term guard in the NFL, and making the move now may save him some growing pains. Jenkins already started to develop on the left side, and if they can get a right tackle, with Borom at right guard, and Jenkins at left tackle, they have three young players with the chance to grow together.
Considering the Chicago Bears have a brand new regime in place, they should have the patience to draft him, but at the same time they have a rookie quarterback who they need to find out what they in. They have to invest their resources in finding that out right now. The fact that right tackle is arguably a need, but not pressing and that the team needs to fill pressing needs makes it seem like other options are play for the Chicago Bears.