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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AMES, IA – NOVEMBER 19: Wide receiver Allen Lazard
AMES, IA – NOVEMBER 19: Wide receiver Allen Lazard /

How He Fits on the Bears

The Chicago Bears need wide receivers. Almost anything is better than what they currently have. They have no true number one, even with Cameron Meredith healthy (should he be healthy). The need help desperately. Lazard could provide them with the big-bodied wide receiver that is ideal for winning those jump ball situations. Remember Alshon Jeffery and what he did while he was with the Bears and then with the Eagles in 2017? That’s the kind of player that Lazard could end up being hopefully without the injury and PED problems that Jeffery had.

He isn’t going to be a number one wide receiver due to his lack of speed but if you need someone that could be a good second or third guy then Lazard could be that player. His production speaks for itself. That kind of college production is going to translate well in the NFL.

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So where could Lazard go in the 2018 NFL Draft? Right now, before any workouts at the combine or pro days, he may end up being a 4th round talent. Chicago could use one of their two picks in the fourth round to take Lazard. He would have to show Chicago something in the weeks leading up to the draft, to be seriously considered there in the fourth round. The Bears can use someone like him to be that big-bodied guy that Jeffery was before the Bears let him go. Another player like Jeffery would do this team some good.

If Chicago drafted Lazard, he would most likely start out as a third or fourth wide receiver while he learns the offense. After learning the offense, he could move up into a number two spot at some point. If he can learn what promises to be a diverse offense quickly, then he should be able to contribute immediately. If the Bears drafted him I would suspect, he would be part of their lineup at wide receiver immediately.

Lazard looks like a promising player at the wide receiver position and the Bears need a lot of help there. Perhaps he can give them some of that help that they need and make Chicago’s passing offense much stronger.