Chicago Bears 7-Round Mock Draft: A trade back equals top-tier value

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Brady Christensen. 3. 57. Scouting Report. OT. Pick Analysis. BYU. player

With their third-round pick, the Bears find help up front as they grab one of Zach Wilson’s best friends — his starting tackle, Brady Christensen.

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No one really knows how the Bears’ offensive line is going to shake out this coming season. It’s actually a pretty intriguing situation, because of how well Sam Mustipher and Alex Bars played last year filling in.

James Daniels will be back, too, and it’s hard to imagine he won’t come right back into his starting role. Mustipher is the wild card, though, as he played well enough to warrant keeping him at center while Cody Whitehair goes back over to guard. That would leave Germain Ifedi competing for a position at right tackle, maybe.

Who knows what will come of Charles Leno and his starting spot on the left side, but even after letting go of Bobby Massie, the Bears may not be done shuffling. Leno hasn’t played up to par over the past few years, and Christensen could be the guy to push him.

Although Christensen’s athleticism is his main question mark, the guy is a smart football player. He possesses the strength needed to man up against any pass rusher, and could also potentially play inside as well.

Christensen will struggle against the quicker pass rushers, but if he improves in that department just a little bit, he’s essentially your prototypical offensive tackle. Again, he’s very smart. He doesn’t miss many assignments and knows exactly where he’s supposed to be. It sure would beat seeing Charles Leno stand up and look around like he’s lost in the woods from time to time.