A look at the Chicago Bears offensive line after first wave of free agency

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Chicago Bears, Teven Jenkins
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The Chicago Bears have done little to address the offensive tackle position

How much faith do you have in the current offensive tackles? Right now, the position consists of Teven Jenkins, Larry Borom, Lachavious Simmons and Tyrone Wheatley. Without knowing truly how Ryan Poles, Matt Eberflus, and even Luke Getsy feel about the offensive tackles it is difficult to guess who will start at left and right tackle. On paper, Teven Jenkins would likely be the starting left tackle, but is he viewed by this new staff as one?

Personally, I loved the idea of drafting Teven Jenkins — even if they had to take him in the first round at 20th overall last year. The only thing is that I never viewed him as a left tackle. I had not seen anyone really talk about Jenkins as a starting left tackle while analyzing his skills and breaking down his film. Larry Borom was another guy Ryan Pace drafted last year — this time in the fifth round. He too was viewed as more of a right tackle.

This means that the team really doesn’t have a true left tackle on the roster unless you truly believe that Jenkins can be that guy. Free agency looks somewhat slim outside of maybe Eric Fisher, but even that seems like a longshot. Without a first-round pick, I’m not sure how Ryan Poles can add anyone to take over the left tackle spot, which means Teven Jenkins is likely the starter come Week 1.