By not fully investing in the offensive line in front of Mitchell Trubisky, Ryan Pace fumbled the bag in 2017. And then, by not successfully attacking the position group at various points over Trubisky’s first four years, he handcuffed Chicago’s offense. But perhaps Pace has learned his lesson — at least, that’s what I’m choosing to believe after two of his first three picks brought back offensive linemen.To get more news about [url=https://www.bearsbuy.com/YouthGameElite]Youth Game bears[/url], you can visit bearsbuy official website.
So let’s take some time to get to know the second of those two: fifth-round pick, Larry Borom, who figures to find a home in the trenches sooner or later.
As we discussed when profiling Jenkins, unearthing worthwhile stats for offensive linemen makes finding a needle in a haystack look easy. With that being said, there’s some worthwhile data on Borom:
? “Play experience at both tackle spots and at guard.” … As was the case with Cody Whitehair and James Daniels when they were picked in their respective draft classes, Borom has playing experience at multiple positions along the line. Versatility is valued by Chicago’s decision-makers.
Borom’s development this spring and summer will determine his ultimate path. As of now, I can envision him traveling in one of several directions.
Firstly, the best-case scenario might be Borom exploding out of the gates and playing his way into a starting tackle position. That would potentially move fellow rookie Teven Jenkins to left tackle. And that would put Charles Leno Jr. as the odd-man out. For what it’s worth, I think that’s the least-likely scenario. However, it’s one I must acknowledge exists. Secondly, there is a path for Borom to start at right guard. He will need to develop quickly and win a camp battle between Alex Bars and Germain Ifedi for that to play out. But maybe the Bears will have a true open competition. The third, and what I think is most likely, is Borom playing 2021 as a rotational extra lineman.
Should Chicago want to take advantage of having a true mauler with experience at four different spots on the line, the Bears could use Borom as a goal-line or heavy package. It would be the best of both worlds, balancing the desire to maximize development while also giving a rookie some playing reps.