The Chicago Bears addressed two needs at picks No. 43 and No. 50. At the same time, they showed some confidence in other glaring spots on the roster.
The Chicago Bears decided not to trade down and grab an extra pick or two. Instead, they stayed put and grabbed tight end Cole Kmet and cornerback Jaylon Johnson with the 43rd and 50th pick in the second round. Kmet will be expected to contribute right away at the Y-TE spot. Specifically, as a complement receiver to Jimmy Graham who will likely occupy the U-TE spot.
The Bears hope that Kmet will make up for the gaffe a few years ago when Ryan Pace selected Adam Shaheen in the second. Kmet should be a more pro-ready prospect than Shaheen was in 2017. He still needs work as a blocker (as most 1st-year TEs do), but he should provide Nick Foles (or Mitchell Trubisky) a nice safety blanket over the middle of the field and in the red zone.