2024 NFL Draft: Mid-round options for the Chicago Bears

Identifying some mid-round options for the Bears.

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Sedrick Van Pran-Granger
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Pick 75 Option: Sedrick Van Pran-Granger, C, Georgia

The Bears have had flux at the center position this offseason. Cody Whitehair was released, Lucas Patrick has yet to be re-signed, and Coleman Shelton and Ryan Bates were brought in.

However, neither Shelton nor Bates inspires much confidence. Bates has played guard mostly in his career, while Shelton delivered mixed results as a starting center. Luckily for the Bears, there may be a viable option sitting at pick 75. Sedrick Van Pran-Granger played in 28 games for the Georgia Bulldogs from 2022-23 and was one of the nation's most consistent snappers.

Van Pran-Granger had the seventh-highest total score among centers at the combine. The center has short arms but makes up for it with strong hands and a solid frame. Van Pran-Granger received solid marks in both pass protection and run blocking and profiles as a plug-and-play starter.