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    7th Round: Chicago Bears select T Charles Leno, Jr.

    What scouts are saying:

    "Long-armed, soft-bodied college left tackle most ideally suited for a role as a versatile, swing backup in a zone-blocking scheme. Has not learned how to translate his athletic ability and explosion to the field, yet possesses enough length, agility and untapped talent to find a role for a patient offensive line coach. Could warrant interest inside as a guard or center where he has help on each side." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

    "Long arms with a wide stance and nimble feet, staying light with his lateral shuffle. Coordinated athlete with good lean, balance and knee bend in his blocks. Nice job squaring his shoulders with proper eye use to track and mirror. Understands body angles with good patience and eye discipline. Shoots his hands and engages well with his length at the point of attack, riding rushers around the perimeter of the pocket. Positive attitude on and off the field. Tough and durable with versatile starting experience at both left and right tackle, starting every game the past three seasons (36 consecutive starts)." (Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com)

    "A two-star high school recruit, Leno arrived in Boise as a little-known 265-pound tackle/tight end, but he quickly developed into a valuable cog on the Broncos' offensive line. He started at right tackle as a sophomore before taking over Nate Potter at left tackle where he started every game as a junior and senior. He is looking to follow Ryan Clady, Daryn Colledge and Potter as the next Boise State left tackle to kickstart a NFL career. Leno has good athleticism, balance and mobility to move and mirror, lacks ideal lower body power and base to dig his cleats in the ground and the limb strength to control blocks. He isn't the most physical, but he has the trails to survive at the NFL level and projects as a down-the-road pro starter." (CBSSports.com)

    Fit for Bears:

    Since Phil Emery took over as general manager two years ago, he's made it a priority to keep franchise quarterback Jay Cutler, who's been sacked 179 times since acquired by the Bears in 2009, protected. Emery bolstered the offensive line last season drafting Kyle Long with the 20th overall pick and Jordan Mills in the fifth round but could certainly use depth by adding a versatile, durable lineman to a group that's been plagued with injuries in the past and are known for shuffling the cards on the front line. It's unlikely Leno Jr. would crack the starting lineup, but he's reliable enough to serve as a solid backup for multiple positions considering he will carry over a streak of 36 straight starts playing both left and right tackle.
    And that's a wrap.
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    Bushrods heir?

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    Meh, it's a 7th rounder. Who cares.

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    Good pick, looks like he might be able to take over the wing tackle role at some point ... which would be nice to be able to have a player on a 7th Rd pick salary handle that than what they have had to pay people like Scott

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    Championship.

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    Nice pick, maybe he can take over for Bushrod in a few years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubby View Post
    Meh, it's a 7th rounder. Who cares.
    Let's keep in mind our 7th rounder of last year



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    Quote Originally Posted by mikebrez bears/ View Post
    Let's keep in mind our 7th rounder of last year
    Yes, but if it's someone I've never heard of who doesn't work out to anything, then it's whatever.

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    Tweetard was a 7th rounder....

    With that being said, if he makes the team and Kromer turns him into a decent backup, then cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cramxc View Post
    Bushrods heir?

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    Why are you talking about Kyle?

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    the next Jamarcus Webb.


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    practice squad player ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyben36 View Post
    the next Jamarcus Webb.
    If so then that would be very good. Webb, sub par though he was, gave us 20x what any reasonable person would expect of a seventh rounder.

    I like taking massive linemen with late picks. If they are at all receptive to a little teaching up their bulk can help them go a long way to becoming serviceable contributors.

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    I am not complaining about this pick, its a 7th rounder, so who cares, like the value, but i just dont see him having a chance, we have our guys already, so unless he sits on the practice squad a year, he will have no chance to compete.


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