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Film study: New Bears OL Lachavious Simmons a nasty and versatile blocker

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We check the tape to see what new Bears lineman Lachavious Simmons brings to the table.

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Just one pick after selecting Colorado offensive lineman Arlington Hambright, the Bears drafted Middle Tennessee State offensive lineman Lachavious Simmons with the No. 227 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

A four-year starter for Middle Tennessee State, Simmons has experience starting at every offensive line position except center. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound blocker was an imposing figure when going against competition from the Ohio Valley Conference, as his overwhelming strength and nasty edge made him a nightmare for the opposition, especially as a run blocker.

The Bears needed some depth along their offensive line, and Simmons gives them a versatile and hard-nosed blocker who should bring some toughness up front.

For more on Chicago’s final pick of the 2020 draft, check out my thread on Simmons:

What do you think of the selection of Simmons? Let me know in the comments, or tell me in the replies of my thread 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.