After sitting in place during the second round, Ryan Pace got back to form and traded up twice on day three of the 2020 NFL Draft. As the Bears made their picks, fans grew more impatient that Ryan Pace hadn’t addressed the offensive line. With his last two picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, fans got what they wanted, a pair of offensive tackles. The first of back-to-back seventh-round selections was Arlington Hambright from Colorado. This article will highlight the Chicago 227th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Tenessee State’s Lachavious Simmons.
Simmons stands at 6-foot-5 and weighs in at 315 lbs, which is about average size for an offensive tackle. Like most seventh-round picks, there isn’t a ton of information about Simmons out there, but it’s been reported that he was the anchor for Tennessee State’s productive offense that allowed the second-fewest amount of sacks in the Ohio Valley Conference. He started all 12 games for the Tigers and was elected to the 2019 All-Ohio Valley Conference First Team.
Also like most seventh-round picks, Simmons is a project and he may make the switch to guard in the NFL. If the Bears waited until the seventh round to take offensive lineman, does the cliche, “better late than never,” still apply?