CHICAGO – The Bears had to find help for the offensive line in the draft. It looks like they did just that by drafting four offensive linemen with their 11 picks.
One of those offensive lineman, former Illinois Illini Doug Kramer, was taken with the 207th overall pick in the sixth-round. The Bears received the pick after they traded the 150th overall pick (Round 5) to the Texans for the Texans’ 166th overall pick (Round 5) and No. 207.
Per The Athletic‘s Dane Brugler, Kramer played over 3,000 snaps at center over the course of his collegiate career. Therefore, it looks as if that will be the position he plays for the Bears. Kramer definitely needs time to develop, but he’ll receive just that in Chicago as he likely backs up free agent signing Lucas Patrick early-on.
Kramer has the skills to become a starter in the NFL, which would be a helluva development for the Bears. To add to the excitement of that possibility, the Bears’ social media team released a highlight reel from Kramer’s college days.
Based off this clip, the dude looks like an absolute mauler and certainly fits the tough Chicago mentality the city and franchise relish.
To be a center and have enough highlights to fill a 1:17 clip is quite the accomplishment. Most guys would be lucky to get :30 worth of highlights on tape.
But most guys aren’t Kramer and the Bears realize that. It’s why they drafted him, obviously.
Now it’s just time to take this highlight reel and turn into a highlight reel for the Bears.
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