The Chicago Bears found themselves in great position to add new talent to their squad via the waver wire. They ended Sunday with three acquisitions and some interesting talent moving forward.
The Chicago Bears held the third spot on waivers, and they used it to claim three players on Sunday. Check out the newest Chicago Bears!
Tre McBride WR:
McBride stands out as the player who can step in and make the most immediate impact. He boasts versatility as someone who can play outside and inside. His speed makes him better suited for the slot, but his innate ability to high point the football makes him a viable option on the outside.
The problem for McBride comes with his game speed. His sub 4.4 40 showed everyone that he can outrun defensive backs, but that speed hasn’t translated to the field yet. McBride also needs to work on creating separation, especially through his cuts.
However, with Chicago’s depleted receiving corps, McBride will have every opportunity to see the field. He brings added value as a kick returner.
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Taquan Mizzell RB:
While McBride’s position could allow him to impact the team earlier, Taquan Mizzell stands out as the best player the Bears claimed on Sunday. While he lines up as a running back, Mizzell does most of his damage as a receiver. He dropped 2 of his 126 targets at Virginia. Mizzell easily outmaneuvers linebackers, and his speed can catch safeties by surprise. He caught 9 balls for 120 yards and a touchdown with Baltimore throughout the preseason.
The Chicago Bears may see Mizzell as a slot rather than a running back considering his running style resembles Tarik Cohen. However, Mizzell offers a better frame and better hands which could make him deadly in the slot.
Andrew DePaola LS:
Andrew DePaola offers a couple years of NFL experience compared to Jeff Overbaugh who hadn’t appeared in an NFL game. DePaola also snapped for Connor Barth when he played in Tampa Bay.