Chicago Bears: Three under-the-radar positions to draft

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Chicago Bears, Cole Kmet
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The Chicago Bears should grab a reserve TE to go behind Cole Kmet

The Bears signed Jimmy Graham this past season, then used a second-round pick on Cole Kmet. While Graham served as a solid red-zone target this year, it seemed like he was phased out of the offense for Kmet.

Cutting Graham will save the Bears roughly $7 million in much-needed cap space. Kmet is ready to take up a larger role in 2021, but the team shouldn’t be afraid to bring in another young player. While it’s funny to remember the Bears having 11 rostered tight ends last year, this is a position that head coach Matt Nagy needs in order for his offense to succeed.

Here’s a look at a potential suitor for this role, via Pro Football Focus’s Mock Draft Simulator.

Round 6 Ι Pick No. 216 Ι Noah Grey – Tight End, Duke

Noah Grey is a well built tight end who has some clean route running. He would be able to relieve Kmet in the passing game and allow him to also contribute to the blocking game, as Kmet was more of the Y-tight end this year.

Grey is a little rough around the edges, but grabbing him in the sixth-round is a steal. He’d be a perfect solution to the Bears need at tight end.