Projecting the Chicago Bears final 53-man roster before cutdown day

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Cole Kmet has proven himself as a reliable target for the Chicago Bears

This one is easy in my opinion. Cole Kmet is the clear option as the TE1 of the group. He is a solid blocker and knows how to attack the open spaces on the field. His hands are nowhere like cement as some fans like to point out on social media. He caught 60 balls last year for 612 yards. His only downfall was not finding the end zone. Had he scored a few touchdowns then he’d be viewed differently heading into 2022.

Behind Kmet will be Ryan Griffin. Griffin is a proven veteran who can also block and catch the ball. His receiving skills and route running isn’t as crisp as Kmet’s but he makes for a very good second tight end option.

The TE3 spot goes to James O’Shaughnessy. I would have to think that Matt Eberflus and Ryan Poles decide to hold onto him over Chase Allen. Allen has shown some flashes as a UDFA and is another prime target to hit the practice squad though.