Bears hot on the TE trail?

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Re: Bears hot on the TE trail?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:34 am

Troutman looked more flexible in the senior bowl clips I have seen.
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:22 pm

https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/bears ... m-trautman

Looks like our scouts have spoken with Trautman. Spending 35 minutes with Pinkney seems like they may be leaning towards a TE with one of the 2nd rounders..... but man, if Trautman is still there on day 3, I'd love to see Pace pick this kid up.

"Trautman had one of the best lines of the week when he said he prefers driving opposing defenders into the ground against their will over scoring touchdowns"
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:47 pm

Could be s smoke screen by Pace, we know how he loves those. Not saying they don't need a TE, but Pace is not so obvious about things.
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Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:10 am

As I reported before Senior Bowl practices even began, Trautman was already receiving second round grades around the league and was being considered by many as the top tight end from the senior class. He did nothing to disprove that opinion and in fact, he further strengthened it. The Dayton product displayed himself to be a complete player at the tight end position and, if nothing else, dispelled the belief by some that he’s not worth a day two pick.
I don't think Trautman makes it out of day 2.
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Re: Bears hot on the TE trail?

Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:20 pm

The hype he’s getting, he might not make it out of the 20’s.
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Re: Bears hot on the TE trail?

Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:00 pm

People keep saying this is a weak TE class yet the more I dig in, I disagree.

I really like some of these TEs coming out. The kid from Stanford really isn’t being mentioned but I’m predicting he will climb the board as we get through the combine and closer to draft day.
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Re: Bears hot on the TE trail?

Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:22 pm

Cool video of Trautman with a dominant block on a play in the Senior Bowl:

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Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:29 pm

cblaz11 wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:00 pm
People keep saying this is a weak TE class yet the more I dig in, I disagree.

I really like some of these TEs coming out. The kid from Stanford really isn’t being mentioned but I’m predicting he will climb the board as we get through the combine and closer to draft day.
Brycen Hopkins
Cole Kmet
Adam Trautman
Hunter Bryant
Harrison Bryant
Stephen Sullivan
Colby Parkinson
Jared Pinkney


I'd be happy with two of these dudes, honestly. Grab Hopkins at #43 if he's there and see if you can get Sullivan/Parkinson/Pinkney on day 3 of the draft.
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:07 pm

I've heard some really good buzz for Thaddeus Moss, from LSU.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.windyc ... ing-report

And his on filed efforts look legit!
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:17 am

G08 wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:10 am
As I reported before Senior Bowl practices even began, Trautman was already receiving second round grades around the league and was being considered by many as the top tight end from the senior class. He did nothing to disprove that opinion and in fact, he further strengthened it. The Dayton product displayed himself to be a complete player at the tight end position and, if nothing else, dispelled the belief by some that he’s not worth a day two pick.
I don't think Trautman makes it out of day 2.
He does Uche nasty in this route...

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Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:12 pm

Since posting my concern a few days ago, the Senior Bowl has made me feel better about this TE class. A couple guys emerged and #3 or #4 is looking more attractive.

Btw, I watched lots of LSU this year with my local buddies I like Moss as a move TE, but don't know that he can block. He's fat so you think he'll hit somebody but not really. He's a big-bodied matchup guy
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:32 pm

crueltyabc wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:12 pm
Btw, I watched lots of LSU this year with my local buddies I like Moss as a move TE, but don't know that he can block. He's fat so you think he'll hit somebody but not really. He's a big-bodied matchup guy
I don't like him honestly. He's Jermaine Wiggins without the blocking.
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:48 pm

wab wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:32 pm
crueltyabc wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:12 pm
Btw, I watched lots of LSU this year with my local buddies I like Moss as a move TE, but don't know that he can block. He's fat so you think he'll hit somebody but not really. He's a big-bodied matchup guy
I don't like him honestly. He's Jermaine Wiggins without the blocking.
60 TDs thrown by the QB and the TE ends the season with only 4 TDs... not an inspiring red zone target, IMO
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Re: Bears hot on the TE trail?

Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:33 pm

I'd like to see us draft a "U" to eventually replace Burton, I believe Moss is a "Y".
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Re: Bears hot on the TE trail?

Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:43 pm

I believe this is a weak TE class that has some potential in it.

Stephen Sullivan, Colby Parkinson and Jacob Breeland could be the best 0f the group.

Two sleepers
Devin Asiasi from UCLA that people said should have stayed in school.
Matthew Wilkerson, TE, Edward Waters good luck finding that school. Just got done watching film on him and he may be my favorite TE in this class now. Lets see if his numbers match the workout numbers? The kid is a BEAST and can play special teams. He was DE and TE for his school. here is some video. this is a huge sleeper.

https://cowboyszone.com/threads/sleeper ... 55/page-10

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