2. Jamaree Salyer, OT/G, Georgia
The Bears have a third-round pick, but they opt to stay in this slot and take the best player on the board. At long last, they address the trenches by grabbing one of the strongest players in the draft. Also, he happens to be a national champion. Georgia’s Jamaree Salyer. This would be a need filled and possibly a steal.
At 6’4″ 325, he is a natural guard. He fits the bill at either right or left guard. If he does move to tackle, he would need to add more quickness to his build. His strength is there, as is a strong motor and violent burst off the snap.
Though the Georgia offense was overshadowed by its defense, Salyer stood out in a big way, no pun intended.
The Bears need toughness and aggression in their offensive line. Last season, when Teven Jenkins showed some aggression in defending his quarterback, Germain Ifedi called him out in the game for it.
Ifedi won’t be back after that, but Jenkins isn’t going anywhere. A player like Salyer and a GM like Poles, an offensive lineman himself, would certainly appreciate that from Jenkins. Putting them together seems like a match made in heaven.