Chicago Bears Week One: New WRs draw favorable matchup vs Green Bay

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 24: Allen Robinson /

The Chicago Bears will be highlighting a brand new receiving corps in Week One. The Bears inexperienced group will face an inexperienced group of cornerbacks with the Green Bay Packers

When the Green Bay Packers cornerbacks line up against the Chicago Bears wide receivers, it will be featuring two units that feature almost none of the names that you saw on the field for each group last season.

The Green Bay Packers drafted two cornerbacks and signed another. In Tramon Williams, they are bringing someone back. Still, it has been since 2014 that Williams has played for this team. He has played for two other teams since then and has not necessarily shown well.

Reports are that he is comfortable in the old system and looks to start for the Packers this year. However, do not be surprised if the Chicago Bears test him early. Across from him will initially be Kevin King. King was a second-round pick drafted high off of his athleticism. Entering year two after playing 380 snaps as a rookie, he had some ups, but also a lot of downs.

Having to sign a veteran to match a second-year cornerback who struggled in his rookie year is what caused the Packers to draft Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson in back to back rounds. Alexander will start in the slot and has been very strong so far in the preseason.

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Jackson should be competing with Williams to get some starting time. He has looked sharp in the preseason as well.

In the slot, we could see a matchup of two rookies with Anthony Miller taking on Alexander. Alexander has more upside long term, but on Sunday, this should be a good matchup for the Bears thanks to the refinement of Miller.

With that in mind, Allen Robinson is a proven commodity on the outside. While he is coming off of an ACL, the 35-year-old Williams is a great starting point for him. Taylor Gabriel and Kevin White could see Kevin King some on the outside. King should smother Gabriel. However, the Bears could use Gabriel on go routes to clear out King, and open space for the other matchups.

In Kevin White against Kevin King, we should have a raw athlete against a natural athlete in an exciting matchup down the field.

So, while many worried about the additions of the new wide receivers, and their inexperience playing together in training camp, there are just as many questions lined up on the other side. This should be a good introductory matchup for this group of skill players to take advantage of a young and inexperienced group.