Chicago Bears: Tight Ends to watch at NFL Scouting Combine

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As the Chicago Bears head to Indianapolis for the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, what are some tight ends the team needs to keep an eye on?

The Chicago Bears need to figure out the tight end position this offseason. For a position that’s so critical to the success of the offense, 2019 proved that without a tight end, the offense cannot function.

The team has already made one move, signing veteran Demetrius Harris however there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. While Trey Burton and Adam Shaheen will compete with Harris for a roster spot, the Bears need to add even more competition to the position and send a message that nobody is safe.

When general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy in Indianapolis for the entire week, they’ll have a chance to get an extended look at some of the best tight ends in the 2020 NFL Draft.

With two second-round picks, the Bears have a chance to find an impact player at the position and get someone who can be a dynamic playmaker for the next four seasons at a cheap price.

While many would argue against using one of the Bears’ two second-round picks on a tight end, it’s necessary that the Bears use a high draft pick to push Shaheen and Burton, both of whom were considered to be the future at the position.

What will help the Bears land a great starting tight end is a run on positions such as quarterback, cornerback, and wide receiver. All three positions are very deep this year meaning when the Bears are on the clock, they’ll likely be picking a guy who could have gone in the first-round in other NFL Drafts.

As the most intriguing week of the NFL offseason gets underway, what are some tight ends the Bears should keep an eye on? Let’s examine some names and find out.