Chicago Bears Final 7-Round Mock Draft: The pressure is now on Pace

Chicago Bears (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
8 of 8
Chicago Bears, Noah Gray
Chicago Bears (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

Noah Gray. 57. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. TE. Duke. 6

The Bears are sitting pretty well at tight end, but with their last pick of the draft, they fill out that room with Noah Gray out of Duke. The 6-foot-3 former team captain comes to the Bears as a guy who will make a name for himself mostly on special teams or as a blocker.

Gray doesn’t possess any tremendous athletic ability in terms of speed or general athleticism, but he will function best as someone who does the little things. He is a solid blocker, although he could afford to put on a little more muscle. He also has pretty strong hands and doesn’t drop a lot of passes.

The senior tight end does an excellent job with route-running when he’s asked to contribute in the passing game. Despite not having elite speed or agility, Gray’s technique and finesse when running routes is admirable.

Must Read. Bears 7-Round Mock Draft: Let’s get wild. light

As a sixth-round pick, the Bears won’t expect much out of Gray initially. Therefore, if he comes in as solely a special teams guy and someone who can help near the goal line, then so be it. Right now, this is just looking like a pick to round out the tight end room and provide some youth going forward..