Chicago Bears: Non-quarterbacks to aggressively trade up for

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Chicago Bears, Christian Darrisaw
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Non-QBs the Chicago Bears should trade up for: OT Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech

Going back to Rashawn Slater for a minute, the Bears may want an offensive tackle who in fact played during the 2020 season. Slater did sit out last season, which might not be an enormous concern, but that still means he doesn’t have any 2020 film and is a year and a half removed from playing football.

One of the other top offensive tackles in this year’s draft, and a guy some folks have higher than Slater, is Virginia Tech’s Christian Darrisaw.

Darrisaw is very similar to Slater in terms of size, but stands an inch taller at 6-foot-5, weighing in right around the same weight (315 pounds). The one thing you can say about Darrisaw is that he is accustomed to starting and ready to do so in the NFL. Darrisaw has started each of the past three seasons for the Hokies, dating back to his freshman season.

Footwork and hand technique are two strengths with this kid, and actually the only thing he may have to do is add just a little bit more in terms of overall strength. However, that’s common with collegiate offensive linemen.

Drafting Darrisaw would mean one thing from the get-go: Charles Leno moves to the right side. Darrisaw is a franchise left tackle, which is such a luxury to find these days. It’s rare. But, the Bears would get one if they moved up a few picks for Darrisaw.