Dion Sims looks the part of a starting-caliber tight end.
And the free agent signee has the upside to become that, but he hasn’t quite put it all together yet. Blocking skills and soft hands in the red zone can go along way toward being productive in the NFL, but it’s evident Sims still needs work to round out his skills if he wants to be a regular contributor. He is currently known as a blocking-first tight end, but the Bears will need to expand his role if they are to get the most out of a player they shelled out starter’s money for in free agency.
Tom Thayer put together a film review of one of the newest Bears, and it’s worth a watch:
In short, and of the most interest, there is dual-threat potential and a possible mismatch near the goal line depending on how offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains uses Sims. The Bears coaching staff already has a lot on its plate, but getting Sims to reach his potential should be near the top of the list, especially if he can become an offensive weapon for new quarterback Mike Glennon.
For more on Sims and his fit with the Bears, make sure to read our ‘Getting to Know’ series piece on the big tight end.
Brett Taylor contributed to this post.