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2014 Chicago Bears Draft Picks: Bears select BSU Tackle Charles Leno, Jr. in 7th round

With the 246th pick in the 2014 Draft, the Chicago Bears select...

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Charles Leno, Jr. 6'4", 303 lbs Draft Profile

Projected by some in the fifth or sixth round, Leno, Jr has played as both a left and right tackle. He's big, and has a great wingspan that should allow him the tools to keep defensive ends, defensive tackles out of the backfield.  Mobile, he can also work up into the second level well.

Leno, Jr seems to lack some of the more polished aspects of pass protection, and is somewhat easy to move off a spot and push back to collapse the pocket. He doesn't use his hands as well as he could, and can be overwhelmed by a speed rush sometimes.

Leno could be a good candidate to move inside, where you can give him some help from veteran players.  He'll be fighting on the Bears roster to fill a backup role, and if you could teach him to be a center, could be a developmental player for future years.


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