If one is good, then two is better.
With the 151st pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears chose another whopper of an offensive lineman:
Even MORE POWER in the trenches!
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) May 1, 2021
Larry Borom is a large human, checking in at 6-foot-5 and 322 pounds, with 10-3/8-inch hands and 33-1/8 inch arms. Borom is a bit of a project when it comes to attempting to project what he will be as a pro, but his size, strength, and versatility make him an intriguing addition to the Bears’ offensive line mix.
Borom was an early entry into the 2021 NFL Draft after a solid career at Missouri. While blocking in the SEC, Pro Football Focus graded Borom as the second-highest-graded offensive tackle with a conference-best 84.5 pass-blocking grade. That’s quality production going against SEC talent.
Borom doesn’t project to be an early pick. The Athletic’s Dane Brugler projects Borom to by a Day 3 pick. In other words, Borom could be the type of late-round steal the Bears could target. Chicago’s front office has done well targeting Day 3 prospects who turn out to be diamonds in the rough.
If Borom turns out like other Day 3 fifth-round selections such as Adrian Amos, Jordan Howard, and Bilal Nichols, we’ll be happy Bears fans.