The Chicago Bears have big needs at key positions like defensive back, wide receiver and offensive line among other spots come April’s draft. But would you be shocked if they looked to add another weapon to their offense?
Ahead of the draft in a few weeks, the Bears are doing their homework on an intriguing tight end that could help be a key piece in their offense. Maryland tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo posted on his Instagram story that he is at Halas Hall for one of the Bears Top 30 visits ahead of the process.
The 6-foot-2, 238-pound Okonkwo is a raw prospect with some intriguing traits in his game. He stole the show at the combine posting a 4.52 40-yard dash time at the NFL scouting combine, the fastest among tight end prospects.
While he has that speed and it showed at Maryland, Okonkwo will need to polish up his game at the next level including getting better in run blocking and pass blocking situations. He does have YAC ability but his hands aren’t the greatest in terms of catching passes, another area of his game he needs to work on.
Okonkwo could turn into a good piece for an offense and really could be a steal on Day 3 for a team. But will that team be the Bears?
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