Chicago Bears Ranking the Roster: 50-46
46. Javon Wims
Javon Wims is an exciting seventh-round rookie with a lot of upside and potential. Wims is not a burner by any stretch, but he has great size.
With that is a basketball players instincts who can win down the field thanks to his ball tracking and ability to attack the football in the air. He can contort his body to make contested catches at a better rate than most receivers.
Still, there is no guarantee in a seventh-round pick making the roster. Wims is not a refined route runner and is likely going to be limited to a goal line and depth receiver in his rookie season. The issue with Wims is that he does not have special teams experience.
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Between Kevin White and Javon Wims, the Bears have two players who potentially profile similarly. Neither plays special teams. With players such as Bennie Fowler, Tanner Gentry, and Josh Bellamy who have proven special teams prowess, it is tough to justify keeping Wims with White on the roster.
If Wims can provide special teams value, he can make the roster. If Kevin White gets hurt, he is going to become more valuable than expected. However, as of now, he has to prove that he can expand on his route tree and play special teams before he is ensured a roster spot.