Chicago Bears 2024 Mock Draft: Justin Fields' injury spells the end

What if Justin Fields' recent injury causes the team to ultimately move on next offseason?

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. . Zak Zinter. 4. . . Zak Zinter, G. Michigan Wolverines. . 485

Next, the Bears once again go after an offensive lineman. This could complicate things, giving them more potential starters than starting positions open, but that is one of the best problems the Bears could have at this point. Not to mention, getting Michigan guard Zak Zinter in the fourth round looks like an ideal value, here.

Zinter stands 6-foot-5 and weighs around 320 pounds, providing overwhelming size for the position. Some scouting reports gleam over his durability and overall consistency. He is as constant a presence inside as they come and brings tremendous power to the position.

One of his best traits is the fact that he is simply a smart football player. He knows what he's good at and uses that to his advantage. Between his power and wingspan, Zinter uses his strengths well. The one area that may be cause for concern is the fact that his size prevents him from getting as low as he might need against more stout defensive linemen. He is also not the most athletic guard, which could ultimately make him a solid candidate to back up a starter.