Chicago Bears: Best available players heading into day two

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3. TE Pat Freiermuth, Penn State

Despite drafting Cole Kmet with the 40th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Chicago doesn’t have a complement to Kmet on the roster. That could change should the Bears decide to draft Pat Freiermuth.

Freiermuth finished college as a highly productive playmaker for the Nittany Lions offense. With 92 receptions for 1185 yards and 16 touchdowns, it’s safe to say that Freiermuth cemented his status as someone who can be a playmaker at the next level.

As the Bears continue to build on offense, Freiermuth can be a mismatch weapon for the offense, lining up on the line of scrimmage or even operating from the slot when needed. Combine Freiermuth’s ability to run routes with his size and speed and it’s clear he’s the whole package.

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One area where Freiermuth needs to improve would be run-blocking. This isn’t a strength of his, rather something that he’ll need as he continues to grow into a more complete player. Drafting Freiermuth would be about continuing to add to the Bears offense, a unit that has a solid core in place already.