Ashland tight end Adam Shaheen goes to Bears at No. 45

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The Bears traded up and took a quarterback in the first round and followed that up by trading down to take a tight end in the second round.

Their choice comes with an unusual pedigree for a second-round pick. Adam Shaheen played at Division II Ashland after starting his college career as a basketball player and dominated over the last two seasons. He’s big at 6’6″ and 278 pounds, but ran well at the combine and drew a lot of interest during the pre-draft process.

He’ll now be making a big leap in competition and there will surely be some growing pains as he finds himself lined up against NFL players. Should he grow as a result, the Bears could have a very useful weapon to go with first-round pick Mitchell Trubisky and 2016 rookie running back Jordan Howard in their offense of the future.

There’s a flip side to that happy ending, of course, but Bears General Manager Ryan Pace is betting that his offensive picks will be part of the foundation of better results in Chicago.

7 responses to “Ashland tight end Adam Shaheen goes to Bears at No. 45

  1. That’s a BIG tight end. I doubt many safeties are relishing the idea of trying to tackle that guy.

  2. Shaheen is a stud. Ashland alums like myself that have seen him play in person know he’s the real deal. Ashland is one of the better D2 programs in the country. Jamie Meder who starts on the DLine played at Ashland.

    Shaheen has good quickness and footwork for his size. Excellent hands. 25 teams invited him for visits so it’s not as if the Bears were taking a flyer on Shaheen. Most draftniks had him going in the 2nd round

  3. LOL at all the uninformed. Adam is a HUGE TE…and its no surprise why they call him Baby Gronk. This guy has big time potential to be a massive asset to any NFL team. This is a big time underdog that will make big time plays in the big leagues. Mark it down!

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