Chicago Bears: Ryan Pace hit home runs in round two

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The Chicago Bears hit some home runs with their second-round selections

The Chicago Bears did something they haven’t done in a while. That is, make it through day one and day two without making any trades? Experts had the Chicago Bears drafting a combination of safety, wide receiver, cornerback, and offensive line.

Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears selected one of the positions along with another one that only Mel Kiper had projected to the Bears. Surprisingly, Mel Kiper projected a lot of the draft picks correctly this year compared to his companions. Teams could hide their interest and be solely stuck to using film tape to scouts their targets due to the implications the states are facing.

With the 43rd overall selection, the Chicago Bears selected Cole Kmet, a tight end from Norte Dame. Kmet was the 98th player rated on Pro Football Focus’ (PFF) big board. He was second behind Hunter Bryant, which should explain how analysts and teams viewed the tight end class this year.

If the fact that Kmet was the only tight end drafted in the first 90 picks of the 2020 NFL draft,  the next four tight ends in rounds three should tell the story. Devin Asiasi went 91st to the Patriots,  Josiah Deguara went 94th to the Packers, Dalton Keene went 101st to the Patriots, and Adam Trautman went 106th to the Saints.

Why Cole Kmet? That is the question some Chicago Bears fans are asking themselves. The Chicago Bears use two different styled tight ends. They have the U (slot mismatch) and the Y (inline blocker and zone beater). Much like the corner position having two entirely different positions with outside corner and slot/nickel corner.

The U tight ends consist of Jimmy Graham, Jesper Horsted, Ben Braunecker, Darion Clark. The Y tights consist of Demetrius Harris, J.P. Holtz, Dax Raymond, Eric Saubert, Adam Shaheen, and rookie Cole Kmet.