C - PIT
Offensive guard James Daniels is finalizing a three-year deal with the Steelers.
The former second-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears can play both guard positions as well as center. Pittsburgh continues addressing positions of need that can help protect Mitchell Trubisky and free up star running back Najee Harris. He started all 17 games for Chicago last season.
The Chicago Bears have selected Iowa C James Daniels 39th overall.
Although they still employ Cody Whitehair, the Bears went with who some view as one of the top interior linemen in the draft. Some even thought he would go on day one. However, Daniels should push Whitehair for the starting job. He's drawing Jason Kelce comps and his skill set compliments new OC's Mark Helfrich's zone-heavy scheme.