2021 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears select Mizzou lineman Larry Borom in the fifth round
The first offensive player and Missouri's third alumni overall has been selected in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Larry Borom, who started at right tackle for the Tigers the past two years, is headed to the Chicago Bears, who selected him No. 151 overall in the fifth round of the draft on Saturday.
In 2019, Borom started alongside three offensive linemen who spent time on NFL rosters last season. Yasir Durant played for the Chiefs, Trystan Colon-Castillo saw action for the Ravens and Tre'Vour Wallace-Simms was on the Jaguars practice squad.
Borom was one of two returning starters on the offensive line for MU, alongside team captain Case Cook, helping the Tigers to their first College Football Playoff ranking since 2018.
During Borom's pro day workout March 22, the 6-foot-6, 322-pound behemoth showed off some yoga poses alongside traditional blocking scenarios.
"It's flexibility," said Borom, who trimmed down more than 20 pounds from December to this spring. "Hip, ankle, knees, just making sure you can bend and be in the right position at all times. It's huge."
The Detroit native was projected to come off the board starting in round five, with a likelier selection predicted for the final two rounds of the draft.
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