- Jeff Dickerson, ESPN Staff Writer
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- A few quick thoughts on the Chicago Bears' sixth-round draft pick.
The pick: Tayo Fabuluje, offensive tackle, TCU
My take: Fabuluje is a massive person -- 6-foot-6, 353 pounds. The Bears have a proven left tackle Jermon Bushrod, but right tackle Jordan Mills needs to prove he can overcome the foot injury he suffered in Week 17 in 2014. Mills struggled last year and missed three games. Maybe Fabuluje surprises everyone and one day becomes a starter, but a more realistic goal is to simply earn a roster spot. For Fabuluje to do that, either at tackle or guard, he needs to compete against a group of reserve offensive linemen that includes 2014 seventh round choice Charles Leno. Fabuluje earned second-team All-Big 12 honors last season. He started 24 games in college between TCU and BYU.
Undecided: Fabuluje's official bio is short because the sixth-round pick missed three years of football either redshirting or transferring. The offensive lineman redshirted at BYU in 2010, transferred to TCU in 2011 (sat out), transferred back to BYU in 2013 (did not have contact with team but did not participate in football that year), and finally transferred back to TCU in 2014. Fabuluje stepped away from football in 2013 to help support his sister when their mother went to prison. He worked three jobs before eventually returning to TCU for his final season.
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