We turn our attention to Zach Ertz, the Stanford tight end and another player that might be around when the Bears pick at 20. Would you be willing to take him?
Yesterday we looked at Notre Dame's projected first-to-second round tight end Tyler Eifert, and today we're going to bring up another potential tight end target in the same range - depending on who you look at, Zach Ertz and Eifert are usually ranked 1-2 in tight end rankings; it just depends on who's one or two. Most say Eifert, but Ertz is pretty good too.
Where Eifert's the more balanced player who's improved his blocking over the last three years, Ertz is an effort blocker who's an excellent receiver. He's a big target that walls off defenders and reaches up to make high catches.
Ertz led Stanford in receiving with 69 catches for 898 yards and six touchdowns, helping Stanford win the Rose Bowl against a(n admittedly hapless and helpless) Wisconsin team that was probably the third or fourth best team in the Big Ten this year, all told, with Ohio State and Penn State ineligible for the postseason.
CBS' Dane Brugler currently has him mocked at 32 to the Falcons. WalterFootball has him sitting at 43 (the second round) to the Buccaneers with the Bears picking at 50.
Do you think taking Ertz at 20 is a reach? Would you rather have Eifert or Ertz? Do you see Ertz as a target to fall to 50, or would the Bears be willing to trade up in the second round to get him if he falls a la Alshon Jeffery?