Draft Analysis- Dan Bazuin


In the third round with the 62nd pick the Chicago Bears selected defensive end Dan Bazuin from Central Michigan.  Whether the 6'3" 266 pound player was a value at this spot is still up in the air.  I have seen some call it both way.  Most boards had Georgia defensive end Charles Johnson ranked higher and he was on the board, but I imagine Angelo believes Bazuin is a better fit.

Bazuin holds school records for tackles for loss (60) and sacks (33) and single-season records for tackles for loss (26 1/2) and sacks (16).

While not the biggest name on the board, I think Bazuin was a good pick up for us.  Rumor on the street is if he does work out he will make Adewale Ogunleye trade bait.  

Bazuin and Mark Anderson look to be the future at the defensive end spot for the Bears.

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Strengths:
Aggressive and has an outstanding motor...Decent athlete with adequate timed speed and good quickness...Has a terrific first step and great anticipation...Good in pursuit and has a burst to close...Instinctive and always around the action...Is smart and a hard worker with top-notch intangibles...Just has a knack for making plays in the backfield and was extraordinarily productive throughout his career.

Weaknesses:
A bit undersized...Is not very stout against the run...Lacks elite agility and change of direction skills...Has some trouble disengaging from blocks...Can use his hands and play with better leverage...Can be overaggressive at times...He'll miss some tackles and run himself out of plays...Didn't always play against top competition.

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