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Bears Add to Offensive Line, Select OT Larry Borom in the Fifth Round

The Bears continue to build an offensive line around Justin Fields by selecting Larry Borom at pick #151.

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The Chicago Bears continue to bolster their offensive line through the NFL Draft. After trading up to select Teven Jenkins on Day 2, they selected another offensive tackle with the 151st overall pick: Larry Borom out of Missouri.

Borom checks in at 6-foot-5, 322 lbs. The three-year starter at Mizzou is versatile as he can play both tackle spots as well as guard. Originally projected as a potential second-round pick, Borom has tremendous upside. He is a big, physical lineman who uses his power to push defensive linemen around, especially in the run game.

His issues come with speedy pass rushers as he seems a bit heavy-footed. The new tackle is somewhat of a work in progress, but he performed well during his time at Mizzou.

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Nevertheless, Borom entering the fold may spell the end of Charles Leno’s time in Chicago, especially considering the Bears used their second-round pick on another tackle in Teven Jenkins. The reasoning behind this pick is simple: the Chicago Bears want to build a formidable offensive line around their newly acquired quarterback, Justin Fields.


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