Chicago Bears address both lines in rounds 2 & 3
The Chicago Bears had a pretty good second day of the 2015 NFL Draft, and they addressed both the offensive and defensive lines with their No. 39 and No. 71 picks. They are having themselves quite a draft thus far, and Day 3 will probably bring in some more picks to address any other needs. Like most teams this year, the Chicago Bears are addressing team needs in the NFL Draft, and are bolstering their roster with talent. Here are the two players that were selected by the Bears on Day 2:
Eddie Goldman–Defensive Tackle (Florida State)
As a team, you know your making a good pick when the best player in franchise history endorses it. That is what happened with the No. 39 pick last night. Dick Butkus, a Bears legend, announced the pick and then followed with his approval in front of a jubilated Chicago crowd. Eddie Goldman will provide a powerful and violent attack, and is a great run-stopper. He does struggle with a consistent pass rush at times, and attacks too tall as well, but he will fit in on the Chicago Bears defense just fine. Take a look at our draft profile for Eddie Goldman.
Hronnis Grasu–Center (Oregon)
Grasu was a projected third round pick and that is where the Chicago Bears took him. He started 56 games at center at Oregon, and was a leader on the offensive line for the Ducks. He plays consistent football and doesn’t mind taking on bigger and stronger nose tackles. In fact, he loves those challenges. The main thing that scouts are concerned about are that he tends to lose his balance, and needs to put on some weight. He also lacks acceleration when trying to get to the corner.
With both of these picks, I think that the Chicago Bears bolstered their line play. They have added several playmakers, and Grasu will provide veteran-type leadership in the locker room from day one.
Day 1 Draft Grade: A+
Day 2 Draft Grade: B+
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Dustin Brown covers the NFL for MFST. You can follow him on Twitter @SprtsWritingMan.