Chicago Bears: How big of a need is WR?

JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 24: Allen Robinson Chicago Bears
JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 24: Allen Robinson Chicago Bears /

The Chicago Bears went hard on adding pass catchers during 2018 free agency. Do they still need to draft a wide receiver?

Over the past month, the Chicago Bears roster has gone through some change. Wide receiver went from the overall clear cut most pressing need to a position that has some Bears fans excited. The additions of Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Trey Burton truly do give this offense an entire new look from the pass catcher point of view. The question is whether or not his was a band aid, or whether it was the Neosporin needed to help close the wound for good.

The fact of the matter is that while all three bring in high upside, and none have reached their full potential, all three have big risks.

Allen Robinson is coming off of ACL surgery, Taylor Gabriel typically has to be schemed open, and Trey Burton was a third tight end for the Eagles, and a former quarterback in college. There is chance one, two or all three bust.

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On top of that, when looking down the depth chart, the idea of adding depth becomes intriguing. Are you ready to bet on a healthy Kevin White season? I am not. The Chicago Bears should not be either.

Cameron Meredith is a restricted free agent, but that has not stopped him from making his rounds. On top of that, he is also coming off of a devastating injury. So, this leaves the team with Josh Bellamy, Tanner Gentry and DeMarcus Ayers as the depth.

Do not get it wrong, adding two potential starters, Meredith as a third and having depth means that this is not the most pressing need.

In fact, in the first two rounds, it could very easily be off of the table now. However, the team still should draft a wide receiver. They do not have a third round pick, but have two fourths. One of those two should be invested in wide receiver.