The Chicago Bears are doing their homework on these five positions in the NFL draft
With the final day to host pre-draft visitors over, the Chicago Bears are seemingly done with all of their pre-draft homework. Now, they are preparing for who sits where on their big board, and how the draft may change that.
With limited draft capital, it is clear that the team will not be hitting every single position this year. However, based on the players they have met with, talked to, and been interested in pre-draft, it is clear that they view these five spots as a higher priority than the other positions.
It will be interesting to see if these are the five positions that the team drafted since so much time was spent on each spot. With that in mind, what are the five spots the Bears see as their biggest needs?
A year after adding Trey Burton, Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, and Taylor Gabriel, the Chicago Bears are back for more. This is bending the rules a bit, but it is worth noting that between tight end and wide receiver, they have met with 10 pass catchers, and have brought in five for a pre-draft visit.
The names who were brought in include Riley Ridley, Emanuel Hall, Miles Boykin, Josh Oliver, and Jace Sternberger.
While they are tight ends and receivers, it is worth noting that Sternberger and Oliver are best at stretching the seams and catching the football. Neither has a high profile as a blocker.
The receivers are interesting to note in that they are different stylistically. Ridley is a possession receiver with limited upside, Hall is a burner with elite athleticism and Boykin is a high upside, do everything player who is raw.
They are looking at pass catchers in all shapes, sizes, and positions. It will be worth following which type they choose next week.