The Chicago Bears wide receiver room is rather crowded. Who can stand out and make the roster?
The Chicago Bears entered the 2019 NFL draft with a solid group of wide receivers. Then, they added to it. The drafting of Riley Ridley was not as surprising as Emanuel Hall falling to UDFA status and being picked up by the Bears. Still, neither were expected.
With that in mind, the team has a lot of sorting out to do. What would their wide receiver depth chart look like if they had to make it today?
1. Allen Robinson
After the chemistry that Robinson and Trubisky built up over the final quarter of the Bears playoff loss, the only way to go is up with these two. Still, it is worth noting that a season after an ACL tear, Robinson did miss some time in 2018 as well.
2. Anthony Miller
This may come as a surprise to some, as Taylor Gabriel played about 300 more snaps than Miller last season. However, Miller had an injury and with a full offseason, the Chicago Bears should expect their second-round pick to fall into the second receiver role.
3. Taylor Gabriel
Gabriel led the entire group in snaps last season. However, if everything breaks right he should finish third on the team, and potentially even lower if others step up.
4. Cordarelle Patterson
A lot of people want Patterson lumped in with the running backs. While he will have carries, he is listed as a wide receiver who will get serious snaps on offense.
5. Riley Ridley
Ridley became a bit of a surprise because the fourth round rookie comes in as the number receiver with a lot of depth to push him this summer. Is Riley Ridley a lock to make the roster? We will find out soon.
6. Javon Wims
The last time Wims and Ridley were on a field at the same time it was Wims who was considered the better receiver. We will see if he can beat out Ridley once more in Chicago.
7. Marvin Hall
After leading the Bears in snaps last season, it seems as though Marvin Hall was brought in as Taylor Gabriel insurance. Patterson and Kerrith Whyte adding special teams value hurts his roster chances.
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8. Emanuel Hall
As a physical talent, the lower Hall should be is ahead of Wims and closer to Ridley. However, he fell to a UDFA due to his character questions, and has to prove himself more than anyone on this list.
9. Tanner Gentry
Remember when fans thought Tanner Gentry could be a starting receiver for the Bears? Good times, although it is fair that he has lasted longer than Markus Wheaton.
10. Cyril Richardson
Gentry is embedded on the practice squad with special teams value. This is not good for anyone competing with him.