Chicago Bears NFL Draft: Player comparisons for tight end prospects

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Foster Moreau, LSU

Player Comparison: Jack Doyle

Easily one of the best run-blocking tight ends in the entire draft, LSU tight end Foster Moreau should be a very appealing option for the Bears on the third day of the draft.

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In his senior season, Moreau made just 22 catches for 272 yards and two touchdowns. Those numbers are not anything special, but Moreau’s job was not exactly to make big catches.

Rather, Moreau’s job was to be the primary run-blocking tight end, anchoring the LSU run game to one of the best in the country.

Moreau was also a solid red zone threat, proving valuable in goal-line situations, pealing off of the line of scrimmage to make big catches.

Moreau would be a depth add for the Bears but would carry big potential, as it is yet to be seen what he can do with more targets. Moreau’s primary job would be to block, which is an area that the Bears could certainly use improvement in, but if Moreau were to see more targets, his production could skyrocket.

For that very reason, I like Moreau to Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle. Doyle is highly-regarded as the best tight end in terms of blocking in the NFL but also can be a reliable pass-catcher at times. He is not the number one option at tight end, but is extremely valuable in blocking scenarios, and is a proven value piece on the Colts roster.

If the Bears were to select Moreau in the fifth round or so, he would be a huge get. He’s a sure thing in blocking, and any production past that is a huge bonus.