Ranking 3 sleeper tackles for Chicago Bears in 2023 NFL draft

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Chicago Bears, Dalton Wagner
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1. Dalton Wagner is a Chicago Bears day three option

If the Chicago Bears are looking hard at right tackles because they did not go left tackle early, they may be interested in Dalton Wagner from Arkansas. He brings a lot of intrigues when you see that he stands at 6'8". The issue is that at that size, he can lose the leverage battle, and he is not an overpowering player.

However, the size can be an advantage for him, especially on the right side. Wagner knows how to use his size and length to his advantage. He is better in pass protection than he is as a run blocker because it is just hard for athletes to get around somebody that big, especially when he has a great drop step.

The questions come as a run blocker. On one hand, you can say that it is much harder to teach pass protection, and it will be easier to add some tenacity. On the flip side, at his size, it is hard for him to generate real power without exposing himself.

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Still, this is a player with four years of right tackle work. He is a good athlete, and we know that Ryan Poles will swing at good athletes on the offensive line when it comes to day three. That puts Dalton Wagner firmly on the Chicago Bears' radar.