The Chicago Bears took their third offensive lineman of the draft at the 207th overall pick, selecting homegrown talent Doug Kramer, a center from Illinois.

A second-team all conference selection in 2021, Kramer brings five collegiate seasons of starting on the Illini’s offensive line.


Here is a breakdown of Kramer’s game via NFL Draft analyst Lance Zierlein:

A five-year starter, Kramer is a zone-scheme center who moves fairly well but lacks the body control and core strength to win battles against NFL interior linemen.


Five seasons of starting experience.
Makes all the calls up front.
Hustle and tenacity in getting to reach-block angles.
Keeps running feet through contact.
Good recognition of pre-snap pressure points.
Slide quickness to redirect to back-side blitz.


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