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Building the Board: Investigating the Interior Offensive Linemen

Our Chicago Bears’ Building the Board scouts look at their first group of interior offensive linemen right here.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 22 Northwestern at Maryland Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

We’ve talked through our first batch of Offensive Tackles, but they’re not the only linemen on the field — in the latest episode of Building the Board (where we compile a Bears-centric draft board), we dive into our initial grades on interior offensive linemen.

For several months now, the WCG crew has been working hard on a simple idea: building a Chicago Bears draft board brick-by-brick in an attempt to create as authentic a draft board as possible while tailoring it specifically to one team (rather than the scheme-free evaluations that are so common around the internet).

We’ve been scouting the players available in the 2023 NFL Draft, and we’ll continue to do so, with the end game being a fully-fledged Draft Board. Today we talk through our next batch of player grades — specifically, these 10 Interior Offensive Linemen:

Remember, this list isn’t in order of quality/ranking! Simply order of appearance!

  • Northwestern’s Peter Skoronski
  • North Dakota State’s Cody Mauch
  • NC State’s Chandler Zavala
  • Oregon’s Alex Forsyth
  • Minnesota’s John Michael Schmitz
  • Florida’s O’Cyrus Torrence
  • USC’s Andrew Vorhees
  • USC’s Jonah Monheim
  • Notre Dame’s Jarrett Patterson
  • Ole Miss’s Nick Broeker

Our initial Draft Board (1.0) will be on a Google Document that we’ll share here as soon as it’s done, and keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks — we’ll be adding players to it in batches of 10 as we try to show the process of how draft boards shuffle week-by-week.

We’re excited! We want to hear your thoughts — do you agree with today’s grades? Do you disagree? Let us know!

Podcast version is available here:

And in case you missed the original introduction video for Building the Board, check it out below for an overview of the project!