Bears 2024 NFL Mock Draft: The New Year brings hope with a bang

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Finally, the Bears take their 11th player of the draft when they select Oregon State tackle Joshua Gray, giving them their third offensive lineman of the weekend. This doesn't necessarily feel like two years ago when Poles took a ton of guys on Day 3, but this time, he actually found some value taking Frazier early on and now Belton and Gray in the fifth.

Gray is yet another example of an offensive lineman who could come in and see his position shift, potentially. He stands 6-foot-5, 330 pounds and is an experienced left tackle, Gray has long arms and heavy hands, which are positive traits of a tackle. He is also a physical blocker, especially in the run game, which is a reason why he might be better off at guard.

Wherever he ends up playing, Gray will have a chance to earn a significant role as a backup on the Bears to begin with. His versatility could become a huge advantage for a team that's had some injuries up front over the last couple of years.

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