Chicago Bears Draft Scout: Alan Lazard

AMES, IA - NOVEMBER 11: Wide receiver Allen Lazard
AMES, IA - NOVEMBER 11: Wide receiver Allen Lazard /
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The 2018 NFL Draft is slowly starting to make its way to the front page of football news which means it’s time to start talking about it. It’s now time to start considering what the Chicago Bears will do in the 2018 NFL Draft. What players and positions could interest the Bears?

Unless you live in the Midwest, you probably hadn’t heard much about the Iowa State Cyclones until this season. This year, the Cyclones played great football and even upset one of the top teams in the country, Oklahoma. The Cyclones took a step up this season and they had some help from the subject of our draft profile, wide receiver Alan Lazard.

Lazard was one of the best high school wide receivers in the state of Iowa and Iowa State was lucky enough to grab him. Luckily for the Cyclones and Lazard, he stormed into the record books becoming the all-time leader in several receiving categories for the Cyclones. Now, he is poised to make his NFL debut and get drafted in the upcoming 2018 NFL draft. But what does he have to offer the team that drafts him? Where could he go in the draft and what would happen if the Bears got him? What would they do with Lazard?

Alan Lazard hails from Urbandale, Iowa which is right outside of the state capital of Des Moines. He played his high school ball at the high school right in Urbandale. Lazard started his career with Iowa State in 2014 as a freshman and began to play immediately. The combined stats from his career at Iowa include 241 total receptions for a total of 3336 yards. He averaged 13.9 yards per catch and scored 26 total touchdowns. Lazard even had 336 rushing yards with two touchdowns to boot during his career.

Lazard stands 6’5” and weighs 223 pounds.

Some of the honors that Lazard pulled in during his time in college included being named to the All-Big 12 honorable mention team, Second Team All-Big 12 and First-Team All-Big 12 two times. He has a pedigree and isn’t a slouch by any means.

His stats aren’t out just yet (40-time, shuttle, etc.) and we will update you once we have those. Right now, let’s look at his strengths and weaknesses.