The Chicago Bears finished up their 2020 Draft with back-to-back selections following their earlier wheeling and dealing.
After dealing with the Eagles to get WR Darnell Mooney from Tulane, they ended up with the 226th and 227th picks in the seventh round.
Ryan Pace, perhaps channelling social media outrage, addressed offensive line with the team’s final two selections, taking tackles Arlington Hambright (Colorado) and Lachavious Simmons (Tennessee State).
Bears once had success taking a late-round player from Tennessee State, a defensive end by the name of Richard Dent.
One or both may have guard potential and Hambright has quite the athletic profile.
Here’s how Twitter reacted (as you may have expected, there was a lot of talk of their names):
With pick 226 in the 2020 NFL Draft, the #Bears selected Arlington Hambright, OG, Colorado.— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 25, 2020
He posted an elite #RAS with okay size, elite speed, great explosiveness, at the OG position.https://t.co/GVdrW2WXta#Bears100 pic.twitter.com/iRUsMk5Eql
Haven't heard of either OL pick in round 7, but I said I wanted back-to-back OL, and here they are. 7th round is a crapshoot anyway.— Johnathan Wood (@Johnathan_Wood1) April 25, 2020
Now UDFA should prioritize QB and speed options at RB/WR/TE. Throw enough at the wall and something might stick. https://t.co/3ep1rqgcbo
At No. 227, the #Bears draft Tennessee State OT Lachavious Simmons.— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) April 25, 2020
What a name draft for the Bears!
bears just took two guys with amazing named— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) April 25, 2020
let's give them that at least
6. Bears one up the name game and draft Arlington HAMbright. HAMBRIGHT— Bob Dobrowski (@BobDobrowski) April 25, 2020
Well at least Bears addressed Offensive Line in the draft hahahaha— Cloudy Future (@CloudyFuture) April 25, 2020
Bears take two OT’s in consecutive picks.— Max Markham (@MaxMarkhamNFL) April 25, 2020
Potential to convert to guard.
More OL competition.
Looking for the Bears to sign a RB, SS and maybe take a swing at an UDFA QB.
Pray Gordon falls out of the 7th
Way to end the draft strong building the oline room Can’t wait to get back to work! ⬇️— Charles Leno Jr (@charleslenojr72) April 25, 2020
Woohoo! OL! Hooray!— Robert Schmitz (@robertkschmitz) April 25, 2020
Excited to get a look at these new guys. Them and Mooney make for a great finish to the day
Doing a little bit of research on Hambright, he apparently did 2 years Juco, then redshirted 2017 and started 1st 6 games at Oklahoma State in 2018 before getting hurt. Injury led to him losing his job, so he did grad transfer to Colorado and was starting LT all year.— Johnathan Wood (@Johnathan_Wood1) April 25, 2020
Hambright and Simmons may both project as guards.— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) April 25, 2020
Who?/They’re called Undrafted Free Agents because you don’t have to draft them, Ryan.— Diogenes Wept (@realnowheremang) April 25, 2020
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