Chicago Bears: NFL Combine standouts who should be draft targets

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Chicago Bears, Albert Okwuegbunam
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Tight End Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 258lbs

40-Yard Dash: 4.49 seconds

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There isn’t much to grade Albert Okwuegbunam‘s performance on other than his 40 time, due to not participating in the other drills after a medical issue came up. However, that one drill could have moved him up a couple of rounds — that’s how impressive it was.

If you’re telling me you have the chance to draft a tight end who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 258 pounds, yet runs the 40-yard dash .01 seconds slower than the number one cornerback in the draft (Jeffrey Okudah at 4.48), I would be all over that opportunity. Just to give you an idea of what type of tight end you’re looking at,’s Lance Zierlein compares him favorably to Mark Andrews of the Baltimore Ravens.

Okwuegbunam is still very raw as a prospect, but with his frame and speed, he’s tough to ignore. He very well could have moved himself into a top-3 tight end prospect after this weekend in some eyes.

While he still has some developing to do, the fact of the matter is, Okwuegbunam is used to being a key cog in an offense. On 98 career receptions, he has 23 total receiving touchdowns. That’s phenomenal.

The Bears have to add to the tight end group, and Okwuegbunam is as enticing as they come.