Some say the Chicago Bears are in a rebuild and some say they are going to re-tool. General Manager Ryan Poles and head coach Matt Eberflus have many holes to fill get this team where it needs to go in the future no matter what anyone is saying. To me, getting help for Bears quarterback Justin Fields is priority number one.
General Manager Ryan Poles has made a few moves to start that process in helping his quarterback. Bears signed two low-risk and possibly high-reward wide receivers in former Chief Byron Pringle and Packer Equanimous St Brown. The more playmakers the better and these two have the chance to do that.
There are a few prospects I like in this draft that would help Justin Fields and the Bears fill the holes and get the organization on the right path moving forward.
First up is North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson. Watson is 6-4, something the Bears need. Tall and lengthy. Allen Robinson had size but struggled this past season when it came to production. Not only can Watson go up and when a battle with the football, but he also has big-time speed. Watson ran a 4.37 at the combine. Has the potential to be WR1.
If Christian Watson is not available when the Bears pick in the second round, another wide receiver I like is Alabamas John Metchie III. Metchie is coming off a torn ACL that he suffered last season. ACL injuries are nothing to mess around with but this guy reminds me of Davonte Adams. His route running is phenomenal in space. Plus, 96 receptions in one college football season is incredible.
The third and final guy I am a fan of in this draft is Purdue’s David Bell. Bell reminds me a lot of Darnell Mooney. A player that might get overlooked and could contribute right away when he steps onto the field. Mooney did really well in the slot and I can see David Bell having good production from that position.
All three receivers I talked about could contribute on day one when they get to Halas Hall. Ryan Poles said they need to build around Fields and I truly believe that. Coming out of the draft with two wide receivers that have first-round talent would be a big offseason win for this organization.