Chicago Bears Draft Scout: Troy Fumagalli
Fit For Chicago Bears
The Bears have a lot going on at tight end. They have Adam Shaheen who had a rough but promising start to his NFL career. If he can develop, he looks to be the primary tight end. Chicago signed Dion Sims to a three-year deal, so it’s possible he isn’t going anywhere. They also brought in Trey Burton in free agency, and he should be their number one tight end.
It would appear as if the Bears wouldn’t be in the market for a tight end in this year’s draft.
Should the Bears decide to surprise us and take a tight end and it ends up being Fumagalli, he could be picked up in the fourth or fifth round. Right now, that’s where he is projected to go at least until we get some hard workout numbers on him. He would be a nice fit as a pass catcher in the Bears’ system. But when would he be ready to contribute right away?
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Fumagalli has a lot of skill and ability, and it would take about a year to acclimate to the NFL. It would also be important for him to bulk up and get stronger. This way he can handle some the larger NFL defenders he will go up against. He must do this to have success and make it in the NFL.
In the Bears’ system, if he could catch the ball effectively and block when necessary, he could excel.
While it’s no guarantee that the Bears would select Fumagalli, he is someone that they should take a look at. He may be able to do something for a team that is desperate for offensive talent. He could make a good number three tight end to working his way into a number two spot eventually. But on the Bears, he would probably only be able to be a third or a fourth tight end.