Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Ryan Poles makes an unprecedented trade, revamps offense

The Chicago Bears need to revamp the offense and Ryan Poles does just that in this 2024 NFL mock draft. However, he does it in a way that many fans would never expect.

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Bears, Ben Sinnott
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4.110: Ben Sinnott, TE - Kansas State

I'll be honest, Ben Sinnott could be available later in the 2024 NFL Draft. However, I have him as a fourth-round grade. You never know when guys might be drafted, and I didn't want to hesitate to take a guy I think could be a great compliment to Cole Kmet. Having Kmet on the roster is great, but Robert Tonyan did nothing but drop perfectly thrown passes last year. Plus Mercedes Lewis is nothing more than a blocking tight end and also a pending free agent. The Chicago Bears need to add another tight end to the group.

What the Bears need to find is a "U" tight end (sometimes referred to as a Joker). This tight end is more of a receiving tight end. Ben Sinnott could be that type of tight end in Chicago. Sinnott has great size and strength. He is deceivingly explosive despite lacking elite top speed.

Despite occasional drops, Ben Sinnott has nice, soft hands. He catches the ball away from his body and he is able to adjust and high point the ball. He is a solid route runner and can create some serious separation. What I love about Sinnott is his athleticism and violent contact once the ball is in his hands. He will truck guys over or even leapfrog them if the situation calls for it. Sinnott can produce some serious YAC — something Kmet struggles with.

He can also help the team save a roster spot if they want to move on from the classic fullback role. His ability to lay guys out and get to the second level could make him a very dangerous weapon in the NFL.