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Kentucky. 57. Drake Jackson. 6. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. IOL

With the last pick in their draft, the Bears go back to the offensive side of the ball and add some depth to the offensive line. Specifically, they go interior with Kentucky’s Drake Jackson.

The Bears’ interior is pretty set with James Daniels, Sam Mustipher and Cody Whitehair. But, the team has a couple of other guys like Germain Ifedi and Elijah Wilkerson to back them up. Ifedi can play both guard or tackle, but Wilkerson is best suited on the outside of the line.

Adding Jackson gives the Bears another versatile lineman who could potentially play both center or guard. As a three-year starter, Jackson comes to the Bears having plenty of experience under his belt.

Jackson is a bit smaller at 6-foot-2, and for that reason he is somewhat questionable as an NFL prospect. He can get beaten by pass rushers and lineman who have the length to overcome him. However, Jackson’s footwork and hand placement is always on point. It’s a give and take with Jackson, but he uses his technique to his advantage and is a smart kid.

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If he can get a little stronger, that may end up making up for his lack of size and length, allowing Jackson to enjoy a nice career as a solid backup. The Bears have recently liked to have guys who can play multiple positions up front, therefore Jackson fits the mold here.