We’re doing something a different this year with our draft grades at WCG. Reason being, neither I nor our Senior Draft Analyst EJ Snyder thinks that giving a player an arbitrary letter grade before he’s stepped onto the field is a fair way to gauge a prospects potential.
Grades are still a wildly popular way to look at draft prospects, so we’ll still be asking you guys to give us your grade for each pick. So with that being said, how do you like the Chicago Bears selection of Arlington Hambright, the athletic offensive lineman from Colorado?
What is your grade for Bears 7th-round pick Arlington Hambright?
This poll is closed
But as for our official WCG grade for each selection the Chicago Bears make in the 2020 NFL Draft, EJ wanted to have a more detailed way to measure the potential he sees in each prospect, so his methodology is as follows.
He’ll be giving out points in these three categories on a 1-10 scale.
- Player Skills: How much pure talent/skill/production do they have?
- Scheme Fit/Potential: What might they do based on where they landed?
- Draft Value: Were they a value draft-wise where they were picked? Could the team have waited and done OK?
EJ scouted a ton of prospects this year, but Hambright wasn’t one of them, so luckily our Lead Draft Analyst Jacob Infante has stepped in to share his grades for this pick!
Jacob’s Grade for Arlington Hambright
- Player Skills = 6: Hambright is very much a long-term developmental project. He’s a very athletic offensive lineman with great speed and lateral quickness who takes good angles in pass protection, and he has very good length at 6-foot-5. His hand placement, pad level and play strength can all be improved, though, so he’s likely not a player who will make an immediate impact.
- Scheme Fit/Potential = 8: Regardless of whether the Bears play him at tackle or guard - I think he could play either - he should be a good fit for their system. His athleticism makes him a good fit for a zone-blocking scheme like Chicago’s, and his physical tools could make him an intriguing long-term project for their offensive line.
- Draft Value = 8: As an offensive lineman in the seventh round, you’re very rarely expecting an immediate contributor, which Hambright probably is not. However, he has the potential to eventually become a contributor, and his upside and versatility makes him well worth taking a late-round shot on.
Thanks for stepping in Jacob!
For more on the Bears two seventh round offensive linemen, check out Robert Schmitz’s Bear With Me Podcast where he’s joined by our Lead Draft Analyst Jacob Infante.