Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Round 4 best case scenarios

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Chicago Bears, Josh Oliver
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Tight End Josh Oliver, San Jose State

One thing I really like about Josh Oliver is that, despite not consistently playing against elite competition at the collegiate level, he was heavily depended upon within his offense. Once San Jose State saw what he was capable of doing, it seemed like they threw him into the fire as the team’s top pass-catching threat.

Within an offense like the Bears, Oliver obviously wouldn’t be anywhere near the no. 1 option. But, that would give him two things right away. First of all, it gives him time to develop at the NFL level. He has a ton to love at the position, physically and athletically, and once he gets a feel for adjusting to the pro game, his potential is out of this world.

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Secondly, the fact that he would come in as a rookie and someone who wouldn’t be thrown into the fire quickly could allow Matt Nagy to deploy him at various, particular instances.

See, Oliver is one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the draft. He boasts a tremendous frame at 6-foot-5, 250 pounds and has proven he has the ability to be a matchup nightmare with both linebackers and defensive backs. He possesses fantastic ball skills, but could use some polishing when it comes to using his physicality as a blocker. In the fourth round, Oliver is as ideal of a pick as they come.