4 National defensive linemen Chicago Bears must watch at Senior Bowl

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Chicago Bears, Adetomiwa Adebawore
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Chicago Bears Senior Bowl Scouting: Adetomiwa Adebawore – Northwestern

One player who has shown up in the Senior Bowl practices for the National team is Adetomiwa Adebawore. Despite playing at Northwestern, I have to admit that Adebawore was not on my radar. His performance over the last couple of days has opened up my eyes though and I’m looking forward to seeing him play today.

I will need to dive further into his tape at Northwestern over the last two seasons, but what I have seen in Senior Bowl practice has been phenomenal. He has a quick burst off the ball and his technique with rips to either get to the quarterback or the running back is phenomenal. He also possesses strength that allows him to bullrush offensive linemen who are slow to get out of their stance as seen here against Jarrett Patterson.

If Adebawore’s film at Northwestern matches what I saw at the Senior Bowl, then he is worth a third or fourth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. He does a great job with his gap responsibility vs the run and looks to be a consistent disruptor in the backfield. In 2021, Adebawore finished with five sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss. He followed that up this year with six sacks and nine tackles for loss. Reports are he played the 3-technique at times too. Could he also be an outside-the-box option for Matt Eberflus?