Ryan Poles and the Chicago Bears have once again addressed the offensive line in the 2022 NFL draft.

Just a few picks after taking Braxton Jones, the team went to the offensive again and back out west to take Zachary Thomas out of San Diego State.


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

Tackle-to-guard prospect with run-blocking talent to work with, Thomas is a fit for zone-scheme teams as a sticky move blocker with the ability to shift and stay connected while continuing to keep his feet moving. He lacks the desired mass and power to generate much downhill push, but improved hand placement could help. His play strength, in general, needs an upgrade, as does his protection posture, to prevent defenders from exploiting certain flaws. Thomas has late-round potential and could find a place on an NFL roster as a guard with emergency tackle flexibility.


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