Chicago Bears land two future picks in 2023 mock draft trade with Panthers

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Chicago Bears, Luke Musgrave
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The Chicago Bears finally draft an offensive weapon for Justin Fields

3rd Round | 65th Overall | Luke Musgrave, TE – Oregon State

I think if you have read my content before, you know that I am a Cole Kmet stan. I have been telling fans he’s better than his stats show for the last few seasons. He led the team in touchdowns this season with seven. I never would have suggested adding a tight end in the 2023 NFL Draft — especially in the second round. After punting on wide receivers though, drafting Luke Musgrave might be the next best thing.

Having Kmet and Musgrave together isn’t a problem because Musgrave is a very different type of tight end. He can use some work on developing his blocking, but he also isn’t horrible to the point he cannot be on the field in those situations. That said, Kmet has improved as a blocker since entering the league and can be that guy while Musgrave is used more as a receiver. That’s not to say Kmet can’t catch. I just think that Musgrave can be another receiving weapon and could even help free up Kmet for that matter.

Musgrave hasn’t had much production when you look at his stats. His NFL projection is based on his physical attributes and blips of film we have seen. In 2021, he caught 22 passes for 304 yards and one touchdown. This year he only played in two games before a knee injury derailed his season, but he was on pace for over 800 yards and roughly five to six touchdowns. He excelled at the Senior Bowl too, showing how fast he can be. He has solid hands too. He needs to refine his route tree, but he should be a mismatch nightmare for most linebackers trying to cover him.