5 Players from Day 2 of the NFL Combine that could help the Chicago Bears in 2024

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1 Tight End the Chicago Bears should be watching on Friday

Theo Johnson - Penn State

Over his last two seasons, Johnson has cemented himself as one of the best pass-catching tight ends of this draft class. Just last year, the Penn State tight end notched career highs with 341 yards and seven touchdowns on 34 receptions. Johnson is a large body, physical target at 6'6" and 260 lbs, and he brings added value as an in-line run blocker.

Behind a complete tight end like Kmet, Johnson would be an ideal backup in this offense, especially if the team decides to go in the direction of a rookie quarterback. Johnson's dependability over the middle of the field could be a great safety valve for a younger passer, and with an offense that wants to have a downhill rushing mentality, having multiple athletic blockers on the end of the line of scrimmage is always a good thing.