Bears Add Massive Tackle in Sixth Round


15 years ago, the sixth round of the NFL Draft gave birth to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who would go on to become maybe the best ever.  So while most people are enjoying the weekend activities that come along with spring and bypassing the final rounds of the draft, there is still a great amount of talented players coming off the board.

The Washington Redskins added former Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Evan Spencer (187th overall pick) in the sixth round. Spencer is in the mold of former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward. Another talented pick taken in round six is Indianapolis Colts selection of running back Josh Robinson who is pound for pound (5-foot-9, 217 pounds) one of the toughest players drafted.

The one guy though I was most excited to see come off the board in round six was Tayo Fabuluje. Taken with the 183rd pick overall by the Chicago Bears, the former TCU tackle is a $25 dollar cab ride to get around (6-foot-6, 353 pounds) and fits the profile for the units offensive linemen. Every lineman on the roster is well over 300-plus pounds and Fabuluje definitely tips the scales over 350. Fabuluje does come with a few question marks from the off-field side of things, but he has the size and athleticism to really be special if he can deliver and keep his focus on playing professional football.

About Bo Marchionte

Bo Marchionte

Bo Marchionte is an NFL writer for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade. His background includes being staff for the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star game as a talent evaluator for player personnel along with an internship scouting with the Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the Canadian Football League. Bo’s draft background includes working for the NFL Draft Bible and currently owns and operates College2Pro.com. He has done radio spots on NBC, Fox Sports and ESPN and their affiliates in different markets around the country. Bo covers the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Panthers along with other colleges in the northeast.