Chicago Bears Updated Wide Receiver Depth Chart

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

Now that Cameron Meredith has officially joined the New Orleans Saints, what does the Chicago Bears wide receiver depth chart look like?

Cameron Meredith is gone. Whether you agree with the move or not, the Chicago Bears now are entering the 2018 NFL Draft with the their wide receiver depth chart essentially set for the time being. How big of a need is receiver? How does the depth look with everybody taking a step up?

1. Allen Robinson

We all know this. He was going to be their relied on threat ahead of Meredith before this news, he is going to be relied on even more with Meredith gone. What is interesting to note is that the Bears are citing their questions with Meredith’s injury as to why they let him walk. They did sign Allen Robinson, coming off of a similar injury which actually occurred at a later time than Meredith.

2. Taylor Gabriel

Do not look at him as the slot, do not look at him as the number two and the outside threat. He is a little of both. This leaves the team to replace Meredith in a variety of styles of receiver.

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3. Kevin White

This is when you know that the Meredith move is questionable. The team is now bumping White back into consideration for play. This is also when you can see that this team will not only have to address wide receiver in the draft, they will have to do it early. Are they really going to keep White in the mix for a relied on role in 2018?

4. Tanner Gentry

Gentry is the sleeper candidate to make an impact and jump White as a relied on target. Yep, I am bringing back the Tanner Gentry hype train. He has jump ball ability and ability to stretch the field on the outside. It can free up Robinson underneath and Gabriel in the slot. Here is to  hoping he can make a jump.

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5. Josh Bellmay

If the Bears are going to put Bellamy on the field for offensive purposes in 2018 then they made a big mistake not matching the Meredith sheet. However, he can very easily jump Gentry due to his special teams ability.

6. DeMarcus Ayers

Ayers is an undersized receiver who can return punts and potentially work in the Taylor Gabriel role. He will be worth keeping throughout the preseason but with a healthy Gabriel he should just be a camp player.

7. Mekale McKay

McKay was brought in late last season after being let going by the Titans. He is a taller, lanky receiver in the mold of Gentry.