Chicago Bears: Josiah Deguara would be a steal at TE

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Chicago Bears, Josiah Deguara
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The Chicago Bears are likely targeting a tight end in the draft and this player could be an absolute steal.

It’s no secret that the Chicago Bears are in desperate need of an upgrade at the tight end position. That fact became even more apparent to those who watched the NFL playoffs over the weekend and saw Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs run wild in their game against the Houston Texans.

Kelce caught 10 passes for 134 yards (13.4 per catch) to go along with three touchdowns. It underscored the importance of having that type of weapon in an Andy Reid offensive system, which of course is a variation of what Matt Nagy runs in Chicago.

Unfortunately for the Bears, Trey Burton dealt with numerous injuries last season and his status going forward remains cloudy. Adam Shaheen, their second-round pick from 2017, who was thought to be Mitchell Trubisky‘s security blanket, has yet to contribute at all on the field and appears to be a strong candidate to be released before the 2020 season.

If Ryan Pace and team do look at the 2020 NFL Draft for a possible solution, one player they would be wise to consider is the University of Cincinnati’s Josiah Deguara. Despite only playing a total of nine games in his first two seasons, he is the school’s all-time reception leader, which counts the aforementioned Kelce among its alumni.

We had an opportunity to sit down with Josiah recently to discuss his path to the NFL draft, his dynamic skill-set, and why he would be a terrific fit with the Bears.