Bears Nab New Protector for Caleb Williams in 3rd Round of Draft

The Chicago Bears are forming a formidable offensive group around their new franchise quarterback.
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The Chicago Bears are quickly emerging as one of the winners of the offseason after their performance in the 2024 NFL Draft. First, they were able to acquire difference-makers on the offensive end in free agency when they brought in D'Andre Swift and Keenan Allen.

Then they paired the best quarterback in the draft class Caleb Williams with one of the best wide receivers in Rome Odunze to form a high-powered offensive group.

However, it doesn't look like Bears general manager Ryan Poles is done adding to the offensive side of the ball. With their third pick in the draft, Chicago once again addressed the offense, focusing on protecting its new star quarterback. With the 75th-overall pick, the Bears drafted a hometown hero, offensive tackle Kiran Amegadjie out of Yale.

Bears Select Illinois Native Kiran Amegadjie With Third-Round Pick

Amegadjie was the first player in this year's draft to be selected from the FCS level. However, by absolutely dominating the competition in the Ivy League, he had made a name for himself, even being listed as the tenth-best offensive tackle prospect according to Pro Football Focus.

Unfortunately, the 22-year-old Hinsdale, Illinois native missed most of the 2023 season due to injury but his track record in his previous seasons speaks for itself.

The Bears currently project to have Braxton Jones starting at left tackle and Darnell Wright at right tackle. Considering that Jones already established a high level of performance as a starter, his job is safe. Wright was the tenth-overall selection a season ago, so he will continue to get more chances. But Amegadjie will be an excellent depth option for Chicago for the near future, with the hopes of eventually becoming a starter.

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