This week, DBB is trying something new. Instead of just filling your screen with mindless mock drafts, wherein we guess what teams are going to do this week, all three of our writers are going to single out a player they love, specifically for the Bears, in this draft class. (In my case, because I own the site, I’m getting two!)
Today, we start with Darian Kinnard.
Three-year starter at right tackle with a right guard projection, Kinnard possesses a frame that is very girthy but well proportioned. He’s not a bad athlete but faces limitations with lateral and recovery movements. A transition inside should allow for more advantageous positioning as both a drive blocker and in pass protection. Kinnard is an all-day mauler relying heavily upon a nasty demeanor and physical advantages to overwhelm opponents. However, he could see a substantial downturn in success rate at the pro level unless he spends more time and energy improving his hand usage, footwork and overall technique.
Darian Kinnard is a damn legend
He chose to come back for one final year to play left tackle. When Dare became available, he welcomed him with open arms and moved back to right tackle because it was the best move #ForTheTeam. pic.twitter.com/cOdCQOp2Pi
— Mark Stoops Burner (@BBN_Commenter) January 2, 2022