As the Bears transition to a 4-3 defense, there was an importance of landing the right 3-technique to occupy the interior of the defensive line. The fact that Chicago went all-in on Ogunjobi says a lot about their feelings that he’s the answer at the 3-tech position. And he certainly fits the bill for what Eberflus is looking for on defense.
“You’ve got to do a couple of things as a three-technique,” Eberflus said, explaining what he was looking for in a 3-tech at the Scouting Combine. “No. 1, you’ve got to win your one-on-one matchup, OK? And when they run zone away from you, you’ve got to be able to stay in the B gap. It’s that simple.”
That’s what the Bears are getting with Ogunjobi.
This play shows what the #Bears getting out of Larry Ogunjobi.
Speed. Power. Effort. He can rush the pass and stuff the run. He’s a true three-down DL. pic.twitter.com/SyhIIqX5XB
— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) March 14, 2022