Chicago Bears Draft: One wide receiver to take in each round

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Chicago Bears, Cordarelle Patterson
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With seven picks in the NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears are likely to grab a wide receiver at some point. Let’s identify one in each round to target.

It’s a foregone conclusion that the Chicago Bears are going to utilize one of their two second-round picks on an offensive lineman. Beyond that, your guess is as good as mine. One thing is for certain; the Bears should focus on adding as much offensive firepower in this draft as possible.

While the needs are there for the cornerback and safety positions, that side of the ball is good enough that potential holes can be covered. However, the Bears need another playmaker or two to alleviate some of the pressure from either Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles.

And while those two will square off in camp for the right to be named starting quarterback, they’ll also have the opportunity to develop chemistry with the new draft selections.

Taylor Gabriel wasn’t as productive last year – albeit he was limited by injuries – but Cordarrelle Patterson is not the ideal WR2 across from Allen Robinson. Don’t get me wrong, Patterson is useful in his own way, but he shouldn’t be counted on to haul in 800 yards in the upcoming season.

However, with Anthony Miller struggling with shoulder injuries for the second consecutive year, and the unknown commodities in both Riley Ridley and Javon Wims, the Bears are almost certainly going to take a wide receiver in this draft. Let’s look at one they can target in each round.

Round 2 – 43rd overall

Round 2 – 50th overall

5th Round – 163rd overall

6th Round – 196th overall

6th Round – 200th overall

7th Round – 226th overall

7th Round – 233rd overall