Chicago Bears: 8 can’t-miss 2021 prospects to start tanking for

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Chicago Bears, Samuel Cosmi
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2. OT Samuel Cosmi, Texas

It is likely that Sewell is out of range for the Bears, even if they lose out the rest of the year. But, if they wanted a next-best type of player at the tackle position, the Longhorns’ Samuel Cosmi is their guy.

Looking at the Texas offense this season, they are passing the ball a lot — more than most teams in the nation. Cosmi has been lights-out in terms of protecting the quarterback.

According to Pro Football Focus, Cosmi had been on the field for 241 pass plays through October and he had allowed just seven pressures. That’s outstanding.

At 6-foot-7, 300 pounds, Cosmi is a specimen. Some might say he even has a little room to add some weight. But, his athletic ability at the tackle position is a lot to like. He’s not going to demolish people with his power, but he’s more of a calculated player with how he positions his hands and hips.

Cosmi is real smart with how he sees opposing pass rushers. He knows how to take the correct angles and is great at chopping away the hands of defenders.

The Bears have to upgrade the tackle position at some point in the offseason, while cutting ties with Charles Leno. Hopefully they do so within the first three rounds of the draft, and if they look at a first rounder, Cosmi may end up being the perfect pick depending on where the Bears end the season.