44. Javon Wims
Last Year: 46
Last year Javon Wims was a seventh-round pick who turned into a fringe roster player. His ranking at 46th was likely justified. In 2019, his ranking was as tough as any other player on the list.
Wims should be expected to take a step forward, as highlighted in his ranking. He showed promise as a rookie, grew on special teams and could be expected to physically mature from year to year.
However, he did not shoot up the rankings due to the actions of the team this offseason. The Bears not only added Cordarelle Patterson, but they drafted Riley Ridley and signed Emanuel Hall as a top UDFA option.
For a team that did not lose any wide receivers, this is a much more crowded room from a year ago. The debate between Wims and Ridley will be fascinating considering the two played together at Georgia. At Georgia Wims was the option ahead of Ridley, but the Bears drafted Ridley earlier.
Wims has shined in OTAs, and should be able to keep his spot on the back end of the roster. However, a chance he is let go still looms, and Wims does not have as much room to grow as he might have originally thought a few months ago.