Draft Capsule: OG Alvin Bailey

Draft Capsule: OG Alvin Bailey

April 7, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Scott Krinch

Alvin Bailey (OG), Arkansas 

6-3 | 312 lbs.

Projection:

4th Round

Strengths:

Strong upper body with the ability to play both the left and right side at guard. Despite his size, shows good movement laterally. Great first step off the line, moving to the point of attack quickly. Disciplined blocker who is rarely out of place. Reacts well and at times looks dominant. Injuries are not a concern as Bailey started every game during his career with the Razorbacks. 

Weaknesses:

After initial block, struggles to get out in space. Is limited in pass protection, trying to block above pad level. Loses technique when going up against better speed rushers. Doesn't have great stamina and looks winded late in the fourth quarter of games. The talent is obvious with Bailey, but he needs to show more consistency to earn playing time at the next level. 

Fit for the Bears:

The Bears have addressed the offensive line this offseason with the additions of Jermon Bushrod, Matt Slauson and the re-signing of Jonathan Scott. There's no question the Bears need to get younger on the line and could use depth on the interior. Bailey is a solid prospect with ideal NFL size that could be on the board with Chicago selects in the fourth-round. You can't teach size and he could be the type of player Phil Emery can stash on their 53-man roster and push Gabe Carimi and James Brown for a starting spot at guard.