5 players ESPN analytics link to Chicago Bears

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4.  Tyler Smith 75% chance available for Chicago Bears

ESPN seems to think that Tyler Smith is more likely than not to be on the board for the Bears. This would be a great development because his stock has been soaring towards, the first round. That can account for the 25% chance that he is gone, though.

Still, like Raimann, ESPN seems to think that if he is here, then he should not be much longer, and in most scenarios the Bears take him. Tyler Smith is a bit opposite of Raimann. They both have similar athleticism, but Smith is younger and has a much better length that will show at times.

Smith is the better run blocker, Raimann is cleaner in pass protection, there is a fair debate for both. Smith having the age difference, and being the more violent finisher may make him the Poles favorite of the two.

You would think that coaches see themselves cleaning up the hand usage in pass protection for Smith, and if that is cleaned up, it projects a higher ceiling than Raimann.

With that in mind, it makes sense why the ESPN projections like Smith to Chicago.