Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Round 4 best case scenarios

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Chicago Bears, Kaden Smith
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Tight End Kaden Smith, Stanford

If Oliver is unavailable and the Bears want to get tight end depth under control here, they could go with an opposite type player in Kaden Smith out of Stanford. While Oliver is a pass-catcher at heart, Smith is a different breed.

The biggest positive about Smith is the fact that he will fit really well with a pro-style run game. He is a strong, physical guy that sticks to his blocks and doesn’t stop moving his feet after connecting.

With the Bears using a ton of motion and pre-snap movement, they end up getting the ball in the hands of their speed guys on a regular basis. Whether it’s a quick sweep or RPO, the Bears will continue to run the ball and run it creatively. If they are going to succeed in this, the tight ends will have to block well. Smith is experienced in doing so and has what it takes to stay latched onto linebackers for the extent of the play.

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While Smith isn’t the fastest at the position, he’s great at getting open and using his body. He catches through traffic with ease and strikes you as someone who simply gets it done. He catches the football when called upon.

The Bears already have their main pass-catcher in Trey Burton and the developing Adam Shaheen to use more as a red zone threat. Now, they could have their blocking tight end in Smith.