Chicago Bears select Louisiana Tech OT Jordan Mills

Chicago Bears select Louisiana Tech OT Jordan Mills

The Bears added more depth to their group of offensive lineman on Saturday, selecting offensive tackle Jordan Mills in the fifth round (163rd overall) out of Louisiana Tech.

Here’s the way the bio reads: The offensive tackle has tremendous power in his upper and lower body, along with solid overall muscle development. He has average arm length, thick hips, bubble, thighs and calves. He also possesses a wide chest, broad shoulders and a frame that can add more bulk.

Mills has foot quickness, fluid change of direction agility and balance, and the flexibility needed to anchor along the O-line. He is a good knee bender with the short area burst to gain position and is smooth in his kick slide. He plays on his feet, making good body adjustments on the move, especially when mirroring the defender when working in space.

Mills stays low in his pads, redirects smoothly and is able to gain position at the reach point. In running situations, he shows suddenness getting out front on pulls and traps. For a player his size, he appears to be quite nimble sliding and adjusting to movement. He is quick to seal and does a good job of getting to the second level to make contact.

And, of course, the measureables:

  • 5.37 40-yard dash
  • 1.84 10-yard dash
  • 3.01 20-yard dash
  • 4.88 20-yard shuttle
  • 8.10 three-cone drill
  • 28 ½-inch vertical jump
  • 8’5” broad jump
  • Bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times
  • 34-inch arm length

Look for him to compete at right tackle with limited second-team reps during the offseason.

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