Funny enough, the best player on the board at pick no. 52 was Lance’s teammate and left tackle, Dillon Radunz. Fortunately for the Bears, they not only get instant chemistry with this pick, but also one of the best offensive tackles in college football.
Because he comes from a smaller program, Radunz will find himself selected after the first round is over. But, that doesn’t mean he isn’t ready for the big stage. This kid should be an excellent tackle in the league for quite some time.
On 366 pass blocking snaps, Radunz has given up zero sacks since 2019, according to NFL.com. That’s an astounding stat no matter where you’re playing college ball. The 6-foot-4 Radunz is a fierce, nasty competitor. He plays with an edge and is always looking to put his opposing man on the ground.
The athletic ability isn’t elite by any means, but Radunz can continue to improve there. His initial step off the line comes with a burst and punch that you love to see from linemen entering the NFL. He’s quick off the line and ready for war.
Radunz should step in right away and start at either left or right tackle, depending on whether the Bears want to move Charles Leno to the opposite side. Finally, though, the Bears have a long-term answer at offensive tackle when it was one of the biggest weaknesses for this team over the last couple of seasons.