In part four of the offseason position rankings, we check in on the tight ends for the Detroit Lions and the rest of their NFC North rivals.
In today’s edition of the NFC North Position Rankings, we’ll be looking at the tight ends of the Detroit Lions and the rest of their division. This position has been the hottest in football in recent years, as teams hunt for a player like New England’s Rob Gronkowski to morph their offenses.
Be sure to check in on all the previous rankings, along with all the new additions coming in the following weeks. We start in the Windy City…
4. Chicago Bears
Last season the Chicago Bears got some solid production from the veteran Zach Miller. Then Week 11 came and Miller suffered a broken foot, ending his season. It would help the team immensely if he can come back without missing a beat, especially if they want to start the season with rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
This injury caused the Bears to go with young players at the position to see if one of them could make up the production. MyCole Pruitt, Daniel Brown, and Ben Braunecker are all still with the Bears, though their roster spots don’t seem to be too safe. If I had to pick one though, I would go with Brown who is almost a physical clone of Miller, just younger.
That injury is probably what lead the Bears to realize that tight end was a position of need for them this offseason. They first went…
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