Donovan Peoples-Jones – WR
This is not the type of wide receiver I was expecting to want in a Bears uniform. However, after seeing the top game-changing receivers like Jalen Reagor and Brandon Aiyuk go off the board before the Chicago Bears pick at No. 43, it is now time to look at adding to the position by taking the best receiver available.
Donovan People-Jones is not a burner, but is not slow either. He ran a 4.48 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. That is not bad though if we are being honest. People-Jones was a five-star recruit but never exploded for the Wolverines as many had hoped. This is partly to do with poor and inconsistent quarterback play.
Peoples-Jones is not a huge receiver but has decent size at 6’2″ and 208lbs. His vertical is fantastic though at 44.5″ He also has solid hands. He is able to catch the ball away from his frame and can even high-point the ball making some more difficult catches. This again had to do with the poor quarterback play at Michigan.
Over the last two seasons, Peoples-Jones played in 24 games. He caught 81 passes for 1,050 yards and 14 touchdowns. Peoples-Jones would make a nice addition as another outside receiver who can go up and get the ball over some of the smaller corners in the league. Had he played on a team with a Joe Burrow or Tua Tagovailoa he would likely be a first or second-round pick.
These three would have great value at pick No. 163 even if they might not address the biggest “needs” for Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears.