In the second round, the Bears make a strong selection to try and surround Lance with everything he needs. One of the biggest needs for the Bears this year is a locked-in starter at the tackle position. They get just that in Stanford’s Walker Little, who opted out of last season to prepare for the draft.
Little is anything but what his last name may represent, standing a towering 6-foot-7 and weighing 315 pounds. The Stanford graduate could afford to put on some more weight, adding functional strength. But, his athleticism is stellar for the tackle position. He’s a guy who can hang with those quick pass rushers off the edge, which are so prevalent in today’s NFL.
Being able to get to the second level without hesitation, Little has no problem going out and latching onto linebackers and safeties. Speaking of latching on, his hand strength is a huge plus. He does a great job of securing his hands in the correct position and uses his athleticism to stay in front of opposing rushers.
Little is also a smart football player, and when stunts happen or defenses do something out of the norm, he’s not going to be the guy standing around looking confused. Little will find the guy he needs to block and get in front of him quickly.