Chicago Bears Draft: Get to know the team’s offensive UDFAs

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The Chicago Bears needed to add depth on the offensive line, particularly at the guard position. They now have that in Notre Dame’s Alex Bars.

The Chicago Bears have addressed their need for depth on the offensive line in Notre Dame’s Alex Bars, who is a rare talent. The Notre Dame offensive guard will provide solid depth at the guard position should Kyle Long get injured again.

Bars was named a captain for the Fighting Irish last season and started the season on the Outland Trophy Watch List, which is given to college football’s best interior lineman. He started the first five games of the 2018, but suffered a season-ending knee injury, which is likely why he went undrafted.

In 2017, he started all 13 games at the right guard position for Notre Dame and gave up just one sack. He was part of an offensive line group that paved the way for the seventh-best rushing attack in the nation.

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In his sophomore season, he started all twelve games at the right tackle position. His versatility on the offensive line will be so valuable to the Bears and I expect him to make the 53-man roster.