Scouts Raving About One Bears Draft Pick (And it Wasn't in the First Round)

The Chicago Bears completely revamped their roster and scouts are very high on a player in their 2024 draft class.
Dec 4, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles looks on before the
Dec 4, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles looks on before the / Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

There haven't been many other teams in the league that have improved like Chicago Bears this offseason. After going 7-10 in 2023, GM Ryan Poles made it his mission to add more talent to the roster. On paper, he's certainly fulfilled that mission.

In March during free agency, they signed RB D'Andre Swift, TE Gerald Everett, and S Kevin Byard. He then traded a 2024 fourth-round pick in exchange for WR Keenan Allen.

Their good fortune continued in the 2024 NFL Draft, even though they only had four total selections.

Chicago selected QB Caleb Williams and WR Rome Odunze with their first two picks but scouts loved their third-round selection.

Bears News: Scouts Are High On Chicago's 75th Overall Pick

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler spoke to many different people around the league to get some information following the NFL Draft.

During those conservations, Fowler discovered that multiple scouts were high on Yale's Kiran Amegadjie, who went 75th overall to the Bears.

"The selection of Yale tackle Kiran Amegadjie at No. 75 overall in 2024 has high upside. Multiple scouts say Amegadjie could have been a top-45 pick if not for a quad injury that thwarted his participation in the Senior Bowl."

Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

He added, "The Bears considered defensive line with the selection but bet big on the highest player on their board, knowing he'd be gone a few picks after if they didn't act."

The Las Vegas Raiders went tackle at No. 77, while, the Indianapolis Colts also went tackle at pick 79.

Amegadjie is a raw prospect but he has the tools needed to play at the next level. He has outstanding size and length with nimble foot to climb to the second level.

He also showed the ability to play both guard and tackle in college. Across his three-year career at Yale, he played 1,595 offensive snaps, allowing just one sack and five QB hits.

The 22-year-old's season was cut short due to a quad injury which led to him sliding down some draft boards. Regardless, his play on the field speaks for itself.

Now the Hinsdale, Ill native has a chance to compete for a swing tackle role this year for his hometown club.

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