A Bears draft that started with three straight selections on defense concluded Saturday evening with the Bears selecting one of the Boise State Broncos who practiced every day against linebacker Shea McClellin.
Tackle Charles Leno Jr. went to Boise as a tight end and finished with 39 starts as a tackle and first-team All-Mountain West honors as a senior after earning second-team as a junior. Leno, 6-4, 302 pounds, started 13 games at right tackle as a sophomore, then moved to left tackle for his next two seasons.
The Bears chose offensive linemen, five in all, with seventh-round picks in four straight drafts from 2007-10. They found occasional starters (Lance Louis 2009, J’Marcus Webb 2010) but those were the only two to make it through training camp onto the 53-man roster.