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4.) Tony Lippett SR Michigan St
Attributes – 6’4, 190, 4.49
Bears spin – Needs to get a little stronger, similar to Marquess Wilson when the Bears drafted him last season, but has the height and speed to be both a deep threat and a red zone target.
Scouting report – Playing on MSU’s run heavy offense keeps Lippett from putting up huge numbers but he’s been the Spartan’s most dangerous receiver and leads the team in receiving yards (889) and touchdowns (11). Lippett has very good hands, catches the ball at it’s highest point and can run well after catch.
Projection – 3rd-4th
5.) Vince Mayle, SR Washington St
Attributes – 6’3, 220, 4.53
Bears spin – Another big, strong WR with good hands who can make a play after the catch. Mayle plays in Washington St’s quick pass offense, so it would be an easier transition into Trestman’s screen heavy offense (if he’s still around).
Scouting report – Lost 20 pounds coming into the 2014 season and had a breakout year for the Cougars. Mayle has 4 games with 10+ catches this year and has 101 on the season for 1,404 yards and 9 TDs. Their pass heavy offense boosts his numbers a little, but those numbers are impressive in any offense. Mayle catches everything in his vicinity and is a shifty runner with the ball in the open field.
Projection – 4th
6.) Cam Worthy, SR East Carolina
Attributes – 6’3, 220, 4.59
Bears spin – Another big WR with good hands and power to run after catch.
Scouting report – Gets less attention then the highly rated speedster across from him, Justin Harper, but Worthy put himself on the map with a 224 yard game against Virginia Tech this year. Worthy has great size and is tough to bring down after the catch. His 43″ vertical leap allows Worthy to win his share of jump balls and back shoulder fades as well. He’s an intriguing athlete who came out of nowhere this year so shouldn’t cost much on draft day.
Projection – 6th-7th