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Coming into the draft, almost any fan of the Bears would have said that the one position they would have loved to have upgraded the most would be the left tackle position.
Few can argue that J'Marcus Webb has been a good left tackle for the Bears. He certainly has a lot of the physical attributes that you look for in an NFL starting left tackle, but he cannot seem to piece everything together. Webb often gets beat by stronger defensive ends and he often struggles with his footwork when being bull rushed.
When the Bears were on the clock with the No. 19 pick, many believed that Iowa left tackle Riley Reiff would have been the perfect pick. The Bears ultimately went with defensive end Shea McClellin, and Reiff was selected just four picks later to the Detroit Lions.
Many believed that Reiff possessed the athleticism for the position, but because of his short arms, he would struggle with engaging the opposing defensive end. Despite the deficiencies in Reiff's game, he would immediately become someone to challenge Webb and should have been able to beat him out for the position.
While not only selecting Reiff in the first round when they had the opportunity, they also had opportunities to go after Ohio State's Mike Adams as well as Ole Miss' Bobbie Massie.
With the offensive line, particularly left tackle, being such a highly criticised position of the Bears, it came as a surprise to many that the position was not addressed in the draft.