Bears 2024 NFL Mock Draft: The New Year brings hope with a bang

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. 4. player. 435. . Jaheim Bell. Jaheim Bell. Jaheim Bell. TE.

In the fourth round, the Bears kick things off by adding a talented receiving option in tight end Jaheim Bell out of Florida State. The 6-foot-3 Bell is more like a wide receiver stuck in a tight end's body. He is athletic enough where he can be split out wide, while also being a matchup nightmare in the slot. Of course, he can always start inline and become a problem for linebackers.

Bell doesn't offer much in the blocking department, but having him and Cole Kmet as pass-catching options gives the Bears some versatility, scheme-wise. One thing Bell can also offer, which might seem odd to some, is the ability to run the football.

It's not every day you see a tight end with rushing experience, but Bell has ran 84 times for 303 yards and four scores over his time in college. Add that potential to the trick play section of the playbook.

If you look around the league, there are some teams which have a pair of tight ends that can be playmakers in the passing game, though, and that's why the Bears go with Bell. If they can take a page from the Buffalo Bills and how they use Dawson Knox and Dalton Kincaid, Chicago could open things up even more offensively.