Chicago Bears Mock Draft: No need for free agent QB

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Chicago Bears, Ben Bredeson
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Round 4, Pick 140

57. Scouting Report. 4. player. Ben Bredeson. Pick Analysis. G. Michigan

This is the part of the draft where things can get a bit muddy. The middle rounds can be an area where general managers take gambles on players whom they believe are much better than other front offices might. Ryan Pace is one to watch in that respect, especially as we move to rounds five and six — Kylie Fitts anyone?

In round four, though, the Bears should address one of the weaker links on the roster. Pace has to try and find someone over the next few weeks who can take the place of recently-retired guard Kyle Long. A strong candidate who could come in and compete right away is Michigan’s Ben Bredeson.

Possessing the ideal guard size at 6-foot-5 and 315 pounds, Bredeson looks the part. After his 2019 season, Bredeson was named a Third Team All American and First Team All Big Ten.

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Bredeson is a strong body who can man the inside and run block with the best of them. While his hips are fluid, one of the areas he can improve as a pro is quickness in his footwork. He definitely has the body to play guard at the pro level, and with the right coaching, he could become a starter much faster than some may think.

One of the best things Bredeson offers any team is his leader-of-men mentality. He’s been a leader on and off the field at Michigan and comes to the pros as a former team captain with the Wolverines. Above all else, this is the kind of guy you want going to battle up front. Bredeson would be a huge victory in the fourth round.