Patriots draft TE, unlikely to want Olsen

April, 23, 2010
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- It was a long shot, but any chance the Chicago Bears had to deal Greg Olsen to New England vanished when the Patriots moved up to take Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski at No. 42.

Sitting with three second-round picks at the beginning of the round -- not to mention a major need at tight end -- the Patriots appeared to be a logical destination for Olsen. That's now history.

Gronkowski, who's drawn comparisons to Baltimore's Todd Heap, slid to the second-round because of concerns over his back.

  • Offensive lineman Zane Beadles is off the board to Denver at No. 45. He would of fit in nicely in the interior of the Bears line.
  • Jeff Dickerson | email

    Chicago Bears beat reporter
    Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.



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