Chicago Bears: Tight ends to trade for in offseason

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Chicago Bears, Hayden Hurst
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2. Hayden Hurst, Baltimore Ravens

A first-round pick in 2018, Hayden Hurst was a key component of the Ravens offense in 2018. While he did play behind 2018 third-rounder Mark Andrews, Hurst still had a major impact. With 30 receptions for 349 yards, averaging 11.6 yards per reception along with two touchdowns.

What makes Hurst such an intriguing player is the fact that he’s proven time and time again that he’s able to be a reliable target. Over the last two seasons (2018 and 2019), Hurst has 24 successful plays that would lead to first downs for the Ravens.

The reality is that Hurst is a receiving tight end who’s shown that he can make catches in traffic and be reliable in the middle of the field. His route running is also excellent and he’s got the size to operate from the slot as well.

When it comes to thinking about compensation for Hurst, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, he’s got a fifth-year option will which need to be decided on at some point during the 2021 offseason. However, the Bears could theoretically get him for a 2021 third-round pick or a 2020 4th round pick.

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Hurst may be 26 years old but he’s still got a bright future ahead of him. He may not be available this offseason considering the Ravens want to have a plethora of targets for Lamar Jackson but he’s still worth inquiring about.