The Bears Are Lining Up a Visit For All-American Offensive Lineman Kenyon Green

I can’t overstate the Bears’ need for upgrades along the offensive line.

Don’t get me wrong. There are usable pieces there for new OC Luke Getsy and OL Coach Chris Morgan.

Cody Whitehair is a rock. Even knowing that last year was a “down” year, Whitehair remains equal parts dependable and durable at left guard. Lucas Patrick is a respectable addition fortifying the interior, whether he plays center or guard. Teven Jenkins has a strong prospect pedigree and plays with an edge that makes it easy to dream big when it comes to his future. Larry Borom beat the expectations that generally come with Day 3 rookies who are still a bit raw. All of which is to say there’s still room for internal growth and improvement from the guys in-house.

But with the Bears scheduled to go on the clock with their first pick in the NFL Draft three weeks from tonight, there is still one major avenue to bring impact to the offensive line from the outside. Among the Bears’ options could be All-American offensive lineman Kenyon Green, who PFF’s Ari Meirov reports is set to visit with Chicago ahead of the draft:

Green has a monster résumé and should have oodles of teams drooling over the opportunity to draft him. First-team All-SEC honors in 2021 following a second-team all-conference nod is pretty neat. But earning consensus All-American honors in back-to-back years is even more impressive for the 6-3, 323-pound offensive lineman. NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein describes Green as “bulldozing drive blocker” who “feasts on slabs of ribs when helping in protection” while giving him a favorable comparison to Richie Incognito’s playing style.

At this point, you’re probably wondering how the Bears can even get in on a prospect like Green. And, frankly, you’re not alone in having that thought.

After all, Green might be gone by the time the Bears can pick. And with good reason:

Most mock drafts have him with a first-round grade who goes off the board relatively early. But after playing tackle at Texas A&M, Green projects to be a guard at the NFL level. So while teams love the idea of bolstering the big boys up front, front offices tend to value tackles above interior linemen. In other words, Green’s positional value might bump him down in Round 1. Perhaps out of the round altogether. Maybe that could lead him to fall into the Bears’ laps when they go on the clock with the 39th overall pick. That the Bears are angling to meet Green suggests they want to be ready just in case that happens.

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Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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