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Bears Marvel At Adam Shaheen, For Whom Major Transition Awaits

May 16th, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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By Chris Emma-

(CBS) When Adam Shaheen breaks the huddle, he’s pretty hard to miss.

At 6-foot-6 and 278 pounds, Shaheen is a large target for the Bears’ offense. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky marveled at the size of his new tight end, who earned the nickname “Baby Gronk” for his dominance at the Division-II level with Ashland University, setting a school record with 16 touchdowns last season.

But can he dominate at the NFL level, too? The Bears certainly believe so. Coach John Fox could envision it the first day of rookie minicamp.

“I saw the same thing here today,” Fox said Friday. “The size and the quickness and the length that he has, regardless of what school he played at, that transfers here, and I thought it did today.”

General manager Ryan Pace’s draft plans were dragged through the mud by the national pundits. It was one of the more interesting classes in recent memory â?? highlighted by a trade up that might not have been needed to acquire the franchise quarterback, followed by selecting three players from below the …

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