Chicago Bears Draft Scout: Alan Lazard
Standing at 6’5” means that Lazard compares to some of the bigger wide receivers in the NFL. While he may not have all their talent and skill, his size does put him in the same league with guys like Dez Bryant, Alshon Jeffery, and Martavius Bryant. All these players are big bodied guys that can go up and get the ball at its highest point and take it away from smaller defenders. If Lazard could ever develop into a player like these three guys are he could be special. The Bears could use a special player at wide receiver.
Lazard is going to be someone that you rely upon to go up and get those jump balls in the back corner of the end zone because he is so tall. His ability to reach above most cornerbacks and pluck the ball out of the air is going to be well-liked by coaches. Being able to block out cornerbacks with his bigger body walling them off and away from the ball is going to be an exploitable trait of Lazard’s. Bigger wide receivers can do that, so he should be able to as well.
Outmuscling defenders is another thing that Lazard can do with his strength and size although he must learn how to use his strength a little better. If he could become a similar player to Bryant, who uses his, to his advantage, Lazard could become a go-to guy in the Bears’ offense and make big plays. And the Bears could use a playmaker at wide receiver. Right now, they don’t have any.
Production is something that he brings to the NFL and that production will be of some value to an NFL team.
It will be exciting to see how he develops.