A graduate transfer from Oklahoma State, Hambright is a 6-foot-4, 307-pound lineman who played left tackle at Colorado but can likely play at guard if called upon, as well. He is an athletic blocker who brings plenty of intrigue in his combination of size and speed for the offensive line position.
In addition to fellow seventh-round pick, Middle Tennessee State offensive lineman Lachavious Simmons, Hambright brings some youth and depth to Chicago’s offensive line, and his physical tools make him an enticing long-term developmental project.
For more on Hambright, take a look at my Twitter thread on the new Bear:
THREAD: The #Bears selected Colorado OL Arlington Hambright with the No. 226 pick, and he could be an intriguing developmental sleeper.— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 25, 2020
A left tackle at Colorado, Hambright is an athletic lineman who has good footwork and overall lateral quickness in pass protection. pic.twitter.com/m6Sq1iNh9Q— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 25, 2020
The 6-foot-4, 307-pound Hambright ran an impressive 4.97 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. He has good acceleration out of his stance and impressive overal agility on the move. pic.twitter.com/Ue0zIdehEY— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 25, 2020
Hambright does a good job of knocking edge rushers off their arc. He uses his hips very well to adjust his set points and square up to his defender. pic.twitter.com/IXeqNCSzN5— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 25, 2020
Hambright is fairly raw, but his athletic tools are intriguing this late in the draft.— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 25, 2020
The #Bears could end up playing him as a guard, and his athletic profile makes him a great moldable prospect for their coaching staff to work with. pic.twitter.com/XXUjUvPplw
What are your thoughts on the selection of Hambright? Let me know in the comments, or tell me in the replies of the three listed above.
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.