Sixth Round Prospect Profiles

The Bears finished the draft off with two offensive players. Take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of J.D. Runnels and Tyler Reed.

J.D. Runnels School: Oklahoma Pos: FB
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 237 40: 4.65 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his sophomore and senior campaigns. Receiving numbers last season included 20/215/1 after 14/133/1 the prior year.

Pos: Athletic lead blocker with pass-catching skills. Aggressive, jolts defenders at the point then knocks them backwards. Gets around the corner and seals running lanes opening for ball carriers. Slips out of the backfield and quickly becomes the hot receiver in blitz situations.

Neg: Does not play with great balance and rarely finishes blocks. Struggled at times last year. Almost never asked to carry the ball.

Analysis: Falling under the radar screen, Runnels has the size, speed and skill to play at the next level. Worth consideration in the late rounds.

Tyler Reed School: Penn State Pos: G
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 300 40: 5.35 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Moved in with the first team as a sophomore and started the past three years.

Pos: Hard-working blocker with marginal athletic skills. Quickly engages opponents and displays explosion at the point of attack. Patient, plays with an exceptionally wide base and anchors in pass protection. Gets good fits on linebackers at the second level and is a solid position blocker.

Neg: Not a true finisher and gets minimal movement from run blocks. Lacks overall range and footwork in space.

Analysis: A leader of the Penn State offensive line the past two years, Reed makes the most of his tools and could be an inexpensive backup at the next level.

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