2020 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears top offseason needs

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1. Tight End

With 2017 second-round pick Adam Shaheen not playing many meaningful snaps in three seasons and 2018 free-agent signee Trey Burton struggling with injuries, the Chicago Bears find themselves with a need at tight end. Outside of Shaheen and Burton, their tight end depth chart consists of Jesper Horstead, Ben Braunecker and Eric Saubert.

Having already paid Burton a fairly sizable contract, the Chicago Bears aren’t really in a position to bring a free agent. Therefore, they must look to the 2020 NFL Draft in order to properly address the position.

The 2020 tight end class is considerably weaker when compared to past drafts, however, there is still a good bit of talent at the top. With two second-round picks at 43 and 50 overall, the Chicago Bears could look to add players such as Purdue’s Brycen Hopkins or Thaddeus Moss from LSU.

Should they decide to go a different direction on Day 2, the Chicago Bears could look to bring in players like Josiah Deguara from Cincinnati or Cheyenne O’Grady out of Arkansas with one of their multiple Day 3 picks.

If the Chicago Bears truly believe that Mitch Trubisky is their future at quarterback, then providing him with a stable safety blanket should be a priority. The most successful offenses in the NFL over the past few years have had a reliable target at tight end. Think Travis Kelce in Kansas City, Zach Ertz in Philadelphia or George Kittle in San Francisco.

The Bears are fairly set on the boundary with Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller, adding a tight end via the draft would help complete Matt Nagy’s offense.