Has the stock on Chicago Bears wide receiver Javon Wims gone up or down this offseason?
When the Chicago Bears let Taylor Gabriel go, it was starting to look like the stock on Javon Wims was going up. However, as the offseason has completed, the odds are starting to build against Javon Wims.
The Bears drafted Darnell Mooney, trading up to pick him. They clearly had their eyes on him, and see him as a potential Taylor Gabriel replacement. The Bears also signed Ted Ginn as well just in case Mooney is not ready.
That does not speak for a sense of faith in Javon Wims. We did a breakdown on late-round wide receivers and noted that if they are going to succeed in the NFL, they need to become a contributor within his first two seasons.
The rookie season for Wims was about as expected, and he got plenty of chances in year two. However, he did not take a step forward and did not show much optimism moving forward either.
We did another breakdown comparing Wims and Riley Ridley. The fact is that there is unknown with Ridley, while it appears we know what we the Chicago Bears have in Javon Wims.
The Bears depth chart includes Robinson, Miller, Ginn, Mooney, Ridley, and potentially Cordarelle Patterson if he is not a running back. If that is the case, Wims is going to have a hard time making the roster.
If Patterson is a running back, Wims is a fifth or sixth receiver at best and is still on the fringe of the roster. It just does not feel as though he will ever get more of a chance than last season.