Round 7 pick 246 Chicago Bears Draft Charles Leno

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  1. The Benjamin

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    Thoughts?
     
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    Kind of pudgy and Pilsbury Doughboy soft by the looks of him. PS guy at best but isn't that what 7th rd. OTs usually are?
     
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    NFLDRAFTSCOUT.com had some interesting scouting comments on him. It says he may ultimately be best at guard. In fact they had him rated in the top-10 guards in this draft (a 4th or 5th rounder). Here's some more from them. I hope they're right about him being a starter. But even if he's a solid backup, that would be fine for a 7th round pick. I've read some scouting comments from other sources that believe he could be a solid swing tackle. He has played both right and left tackle at Boise State, a school that has sent it's last 3 LT's to the pro's - and Ryan Clady has been a solid one.

    For a 7th rounder, I love this pick. We could end up with a solid backup, or maybe even a starter. You can't ask for much more than that with a late pick. One last thought. He came to Boise as a TE. I wonder if he might be used like Eben Britton.

     
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    Hmmmm...... JABF. Did you catch that he used to play TE. An offensive line minded TE sounds like somerthing that would be a handful. G would work too. Not bad I guess. Can't wait to hear the camp buzz.
     
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    Sounds like a project for Kromer. I wouldn't be surprised if he help make this kid a player down the road.
     
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    For a 7th rounder, I figure Emery did well here. Kromer has been pretty good about developing solid OL players like this. I wonder if he had any input here. Maybe he saw something in this guy he believes is worth kicking the tires on.
     
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    I think we would both be surprised if he didn't my friend.
     
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    All of you do yourselves a favor and watch his Combine video. He's slow, he's soft, and take a look at his lower legs and calves. For an OL they're like toothpicks. He may be able to mirror a little at LT but he's nowhere near the OT those other three were. BSU has fallen on some hard times these past couple of years guys like Leno may be why. I would be shocked if this kid made the team over guys like Britton and Brown but Brown needs to prove he can back up at LT or he may lose out to someone who can and we do have other OTs on the roster.
     
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    I know this is nit-picking since I liked his first 5 choices but Emery's last 3 were weak sauce IMO. Didn't like them at all.

    Fales: why pick a QB when you went out of your way to say it was a waste of time this late in the draft? Sounds like a noodle-arm low-mobility guy that's no better than any vet you could rent for minimum salary as a #3. And that's all he will be--a PS quarterback to cut in a year or two who offers nothing in the meantime on special teams. Sounds like Christian Ponder 2.0 where he should have been drafted. I don't get why Phil couldn't have found a higher ceiling player at any other position here.

    Punter: this is my least unfavorable of the last 3. At least he was the best prospect at his position so no complaints there. But wouldn't he have had a 99% chance of being there for you in the 7th?

    Leno: this is where I would have taken the punter if you liked him. And maybe gotten a slightly better OL prospect a round earlier.

    Wasn't there any DB, LB, or TE guys who were worth chancing a measly 6th or 7th on?
     
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    Yes, there was. ^^
     

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