Unbelievable 😲, here’s what draft experts said about Bears OT Kiran Amegadjie

The Chicago Bears came out winners following the 2024 NFL draft, where they had what general manager Ryan Poles called an “impactful” draft class. That included the selection of Yale offensive tackle Kiran Amegadjie with the 75th overall pick.

 

Amegadjie has the versatility to play guard, having played multiple positions along the offensive line during his collegiate career. He started his first 10 games at left guard before switching to left tackle for his final 14 games. Amegadjie has a nice blend of size, athleticism and length, but he needs time to develop. Perhaps Amegadjie can push starting left tackle Braxton Jones, who has plenty to prove heading into his third season, and work his way into a starting role down the line.

 

Here is what several NFL draft experts had to say about Amegadjie before he was selected by the Bears at No. 75 overall

 

From The Athletic’s Dane Brugler:

 

A three-year starter at Yale, Amegadjie lined up at left tackle the last two seasons in Yale’s multiple run scheme. After not playing football until midway through high school, he put himself on the NFL radar with his ascending play in the Ivy League, although his season-ending injury in 2023 was disappointing — he missed half of his final season and NFL scouts were unable to see him face better competition at the Senior Bowl. From a size and athletic standpoint, Amegadjie pops on film, because of his rare length, light feet and smooth body control to mirror pass rushers or create momentum as a run blocker. Though he does a great job repositioning his hands and feet, his inexperience is also apparent when it comes to timing and adjustment fundamentals. Overall, Amegadjie is a raw prospect who needs technical and strength work before he sees live NFL reps, but his physical ingredients and competitive drive are the foundational elements that pro coaches want to develop. He projects as a backup left tackle as a rookie who has all the tools to gradually develop into an NFL starter.

Gideon Canice

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