Chicago Bears trade up for unexpected superstar in 7-round mock draft

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The Chicago Bears throw caution to the wind and trade up to select Kyle Pitts

The Chicago Bears need more playmakers on offense. The number one prospect not named Trevor Lawrence in my opinion is Kyle Pitts. Although Pitts is listed as a tight end, he is far from being a normal tight end. He could easily move to the wide receiver position and dominate the outside.

Pitts stands 6’6″ and weighs over 230 pounds. Many are comparing him to former Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. This is not just based on his size though. Pitts ran an impressive 40-time at his pro day. He ran a 4.44, which is slightly slower than what Johnson ran (4.35) when he was a prospect.

Although slightly bigger and slightly slower, the Kyle Pitts to Calvin Johnson comparison really comes from how well he high-points the football. With the addition of Pitts to the roster, the team can use him on the outside or even in the slot. Shockingly, he is not afraid to block either and they could use him as a tight end at times if needed. Personally, that is not what I’d be worried about with having him on the field though. I’d be looking to create matchup nightmares.

In college, Pitts really came into his own this season. He caught 43 of his 67 targets for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns. This was after a sophomore season where he caught 54 of 79 targets for 649 yards and five touchdowns.

I know this pick is not going to make many people happy, but with the way the quarterbacks are going, give me Pitts over Trey Lance and Mac Jones.