Ranking Chicago Bears best value picks on Day 3
1. Braxton Jones pick, 168, Southern Utah
Braxton Jones is one of the more exciting picks that the Bears made on both days. Fans have been clamoring to fix the offensive line, and with Braxton Jones, they are at least taking a swing at a starting left tackle that they found in the fifth round.
Like Carter, Jones was first a basketball player. Once again, this shows when you see his athletic profile. Braxton Jones is very light on his feet and is a great mover in space. Still, like Carter, the two went the small school route because they were still relatively new to football and they were still raw in their technique.
Jones has the length, size, and a bit better tape than Carter that shows that he could be a starting left tackle in the NFL. Still, he needs to clean up a lot of his issues in pass protection for that to happen and that is why he fell so far.
The upside at this point is worth it. Ryan Poles said that the coaches he brought in were paid for guys like Jones, and he would be another great hit if he was able to push Larry Borom right off of the bat. Fortunately for Jones, the bar is not set too high.