Chicago Bears: 7-Round 2020 mock draft at end of regular season

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821. Guard/Tackle. Kansas. Hakeem Adeniji. 2. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

With the other second-round pick the Chicago Bears have, they’ll use it to help the offensive line. Guard Kyle Long went down because of injury again and it looks as if this time he’s down for good. He didn’t look good when he was playing so the injuries he’s suffered look like they’ve taken a toll on his body.

Because of that, the Bears need to find a replacement. Hakeem Adeniji should be a good replacement. He has the experience you want, having played in and started all 48 games in his college career at Kansas.

Adeniji played most of his games at tackle but could slide over to guard. He measures in at 6-5 and weighs 310 pounds. He has room in his body to gain more weight.

One of the troubles the Bears’ offensive line had in 2019 was run blocking. The running game with David Montgomery leading the way had trouble getting yards all season. Adeniji helps in that area. He does a good job of using angles and leverage to move his man and open holes for the runner. With Montgomery’s ability to use a sliver of an opening to gain yards, having a big hole for him would be great.

Adeniji does a great job using his hands. He isn’t a mauler but he times his punches well and that helps him knock defenders off balance. He also has good footwork which helps him stay balanced.

The Chicago Bears have the habit of looking for offensive linemen late in the draft. They did go after James Daniels in the second round but the jury is still out on him. Adeniji would be a choice that I think would work out for Chicago.