Chicago Bears Mock Draft: No need for free agent QB

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Chicago Bears, Justin Herron
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Round 6, Pick 200

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Not only do the Bears have to add talent at guard this offseason, but the tackle spot needs additional depth as well. Chicago has to see some fierce competition on the offensive line this summer.

There is a lot to like about Justin Herron later on in the draft. He has plenty of strengths and weaknesses, but the strengths are bright enough to make him worth taking a chance on in the sixth round.

Herron stands 6-foot-4 and 308 pounds, having a background as a former three-sport athlete. This is what makes him impossible to ignore. Herron is an athlete at the tackle position, and can get to the second level in a hurry when he needs to.

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Herron’s footwork is quick and his hips are fluid. These are crucial traits to have, and they do not always come naturally.

The two areas he needs to work on most are definitely his overall strength as well as his hand placement. At times, he can get himself into trouble with his hands because they are not quick enough, thus being late to the party and finding themselves in the wrong place. That’s led to either being beat or being penalized.

The athleticism is there for Herron, but some solid coaching on his technique would help take him to the next level. He could become a valuable backup in Nagy’s offense.