2020 NFL Draft Analysis: Bears select Colorado offensive lineman Arlington Hambright


Arlington Hambright is a fascinating prospect because his college career didn’t even take off until he was at his third school and already had a degree.

After not getting any offers coming out of high school, Hambright went the JUCO route and eventually landed at Oklahoma State. But after redshirting and dealing with an injury, he only played in six games with the Cowboys. After earning his degree, he went to Colorado as a grad-transfer, where he started all 12 games at left tackle.

Strengths: Very quick out of his stance. Smooth pass protection sets with good footwork. Fires off the ball in the run game. Technique is solid despite limited FBS experience. Not a lot of tread on the tires. Despite inexperience, Hambright jumped in at left tackle in the Pac 12 and held his own. When studying Colorado quarterback Stephen Montez and wide receiver Laviska Shenault, I made note that the “LT stood out in a good way.” Hey, it’s something.

Weaknesses: Hambright is built more like an interior lineman. The left guard who lined up next to him was noticeably bigger. Shorter arms would be an issue at tackle. He’s an older player at 24 years old, yet needs time to develop and/or switch positions.

Ryan Pace's take: "His athleticism jumps out on the tape right away. We think he's got the body style that could translate to playing guard ... I think he slipped through the cracks a little bit just for that transfer from Oklahoma State to Colorado. He wasn't at an All-Star game, he wasn't at the Combine, but a guy our coaches had a lot of conviction on."

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