Best Available Undrafted Free Agents

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The Chicago Bears just finished up the 2016 NFL Draft and now will shift their focus to the available undrafted free agents. I haven’t done my draft grades yet, but my initial take is that it was a very strong draft for the Bears. I’ll be posting my grades this weekend, but for now I’m focusing on the best of the players who went undrafted.

Here is my short list of players the Bears should be targeting after the draft.

WR Keyarris Garrett, Tulsa (6’3 | 220 | 4.53) – Extremely productive receiver (96, 1588, 8) with an ideal size and speed combo. I’m not sure why Garrett wasn’t drafted, but he should be high on the Bears wish list after the draft with Alshon Jeffery’s uncertain future.

TE Ben Braunecker, Harvard (6’3 |250 | 4.73) – Dominant Ivy League tight end who was on a different level athletically than his competition. At the combine Braunecker tested in seven events and finished in the top five among tight ends in all of them. That’s pretty impressive and eerily similar to Rob Gronkowski’s combine results coming out of Arizona. Braunecker even shares a similar nickname, Bronk. The Bears are thin at tight end and Braunecker has the athleticism, smarts, and blocking ability to contribute as a rookie.

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