Quez Watskins, WR, USM (196)
Yasir Durant, OT, UMO (200)
Quez Watkins at 196 and Yasir Durant at 200. For more insight on Durant, check out my breakdown of him here. Now, most are probably like why another receiver. The Chicago Bears are stacked at receiver. Who is Yasir Durant? Why not James Morgan? Did Morgan get drafted? All fair questions and arguments.
Quez Watkins is a speed threat the Chicago Bears desperately need. Mid to late Day 3 prospects need some sort of special teams value. I am not speaking for the entire Bear fandom community. However, I think we can all agree that we do not want to see Anthony Miller return another kick ever again. Also, the competition looks like it needs to be added to the sideline running punt returner, also known as Tarik Cohen, on the team.
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The Chicago Bears need to add some speed to the offense. However, they do not need a Tyreek Hill to see the offense thrive. With players like Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, Jimmy Graham, and a healthy Trey Burton, that is more than enough firepower. Just sprinkle in some deep speed like Quez Watkins to keep him healthy. It will also put some fear in the defensive backs over the top that would open up the middle of the field for the newly acquired weapon.
With 4.35 speed and a 36.5″ vertical, Watkins is tall enough at 6’0″ to make the chunk plays a real threat. Watkins had 1100 yards at an 18.4 yards per catch clip. The Chicago Bears brought in a couple of speed threats to challenge Taylor Gabriel last off-season.
Marvin Hall and surprisingly un-drafted Missouri deep threat Emanuel Hall. Emanuel Hall dealt with injuries and work ethic issues in college but was talented at getting open deep down-field. Neither of them worked out, but that should not stop Pace from trying to find a receiver who does. Plus, even though Emanuel Hall set several combine records, he is a touch slower than Watkins.