Cris Collinsworth many years ago was a bright, young, up-and-coming sportscaster that everyone seemed to appreciate. Having been a former NFL player, he had direct knowledge of many happening both on and off the field, and had a personality that was easy going and overall pretty likeable.
Through the years, Collinsworth's personality seems to have changed, and social media tends to use the word 'smug' more often than not when describing his style.
His personality notwithstanding, Collinsworth has recently released his first mock draft of the 2016 season... I'm not sure how much he is involved in tape study and analysis at the collegiate level, but his first mock of the year is pretty interesting.
He selects an offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears, Jack Conklin from Michigan State.
Conklin has shown the ability to play multiple positions, but his run-blocking skills could land him at guard initially and right tackle down the road. He's not overly athletic, but Conklin has a nasty edge to his game. Versatility and toughness makes him a good fit in Chicago. Admittedly, this may be a little early for Conklin, but John Fox is a defensive guy and in Chicago the best way to win is to run the football. Drafting Conklin makes a statement here -- that tough-guy football is back in vogue in the Windy City.
Interesting pick for Chicago, especially when you consider who is still left on the board at the time he makes this pick. Click HERE for his full mock draft.
What are your thoughts?