3 reasons Chicago Bears should draft a tackle at pick #9
1. Chicago Bears can add pass rush in numbers
The Chicago Bears' next biggest weakness would be the defensive line. The good news is that the team has two late second-round picks, and they kick off the third round, so they do pick three times in a row in the 50s-60s.
This could be when they address the issues on their defensive line. The big difference between the defensive line and offensive line is that on the offensive line, you need to be steady across the board. One weak link can kill you.
On the defensive line, you do not need a big time name, although that helps. If you have the depth, you can move players around and create mismatches, and wear teams down with the stamina and ability to rotate your line in groups. That should be the Chicago Bears' approach.
Any tackle you add in the 50-60 range has serious flaws, or they would have gone earlier. The same can be said on the defensive line, but these are usually rotational guys. This guy is good against the run but does not get bend, or the other guy is just a speed rusher who cannot defend the run.
On defense, you can mix and match and use them on certain downs. When a lineman has those flaws, he can cost the team a game.
The prospects are good enough, the body types are too rare to pass up, and the team cannot have a weak link on their offensive line, while they can attack the defensive line in numbers. The Chicago Bears have to draft a tackle in the top ten.