Chicago Bears way too early 2024 2-round mock draft

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Chicago Bears Draft Pick No. 12: Brock Bowers, TE - Georgia

Seeing how tight end isn't one of the most significant areas of need for the team, this pick might be a bit of a shock to some. With the Bears already having Cole Kmet and Robert Tonyan on the roster, it could feel like a wasted pick. But both are in the last year of their current deals and while it is unluckily that both will be lost due to free agency next year, it's not a bad idea to have a backup plan.

Ryan Poles often talks about draft time he is always going to look for the best player still on the board. Brock Bowers at 12th overall is far and away the best still here. At Georgia, he was a freak of nature the last two seasons racking up almost 2,000 yards receiving.

Bowers might not be as much of an athletic freak as Kyle Pitts was coming out a few years ago but he isn't far off. Pitts stands at 6'6" and 245 pounds. Bowers is a little shorter and lighter at 6'4" and 230 lbs. He can probably put on a little bit of weight when making the jump to the NFL, but Bowers can turn into a lethal weapon for Fields and add that much more to the offense.