Who has the best wide receiver group in the division?
As we enter the dog days of the offseason it is time to turn our attention to the season coming. For this series, we will examine every position group in the NFC North and see where the Bears group of players fit in. This will include depth as well as top end talent. This should be a good exercise to see where the Bears stand in both depth and talent, then look back at the end of the season and see who exceeded or failed to meet expectations. For the first position, we will look at wide receivers.
Cameron Meredith, Kevin White, Markus Wheaton, Kendall Wright, Daniel Braverman, Rueben Randle
The Bears are certainly the most lackluster receiving corps of the division heading into the 2017 season. There are questions at every spot one through six, and even some of the lower end guys can be replaced in training camp by Josh Bellamy, Deonte Thompson or Tanner Gentry.
Meredith is a solid big possession receiver, but he suffers from drops and occasionally puts the ball on the ground. He would be best as a second or slot receiver, but right now he would be their most relied on.
They hope White will be the most relied on, but he has played four games in two seasons. The odds start to get low with that much time missed, so it would be an uphill battle for him to win a number spot this year. Wheaton, Randle, and Wright are castoffs from other teams, and are slot options at best, with Randle being the fourth receiver at best. Braverman is a slot option as well, which is why those other names could get a spot ahead of him.