Ryan Pace gives insight into Chicago Bears wide receiver situation

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Chicago Bears General Manager Ryan Pace spoke to the media at the NFL combine. He gave some insight into what the team will be doing this offseason

This not breaking news, the Chicago Bears need help at wide receiver. They will be exhausting all options when it comes to upgrading the position and Ryan Pace spoke pretty freely about the idea that cupboard is currently bare at wide receiver.

“We’re going to add more to that room,” Ryan Pace said when asked about the status of Kevin White. He spoke positively about White but mentioned that receiver is a position that they can improve and improve quickly.

“Wide receiver is an are you can better in quickly, this year it is deep in free agency and in the draft,” Pace added. It is true that the idea is to build teams inside-out, and now that the team has been built up a bit in the trenches, they feel it is time to hit the skill players in a variety of ways.

Pace also identified some of the things that he is looking for when he meets with these wide receivers this week and what can set them apart. While he mentioned that athletic testing is a part of the equation, he really wants to use this time to pick the brains of the prospects and get their interpretation on things.

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Pace mentioned that he is looking for players to understand the differences between a college offense and an NFL offense. At wide receiver, he wants to see how quick a player can be to adapt to verbiage changes, and how quickly he can get on the same page as someone else.

He mentioned that early in their meetings with prospects they have the tape on and have them standing at the dry erase board. Pace said that is their chance to really understand the football intelligence of a player, and that sets players apart in ways you cannot see elsewhere.

Big, small, slot, outside, it may not matter. The team is rumored to be adding Albert Wilson to the equation, but that will not be the last addition by any stretch if Paces comments hold weight. The team appears to be invested in a deep draft class and should walk away with a rookie pass catcher as well.