Chicago Bears: Grading the offensive position groups

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The Bears wide receivers could be a good group if things break the right way

Wide Receivers:  Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, Cordarrelle Patterson, Ted Ginn Jr, Darnell Mooney, Javon Wims, Riley Ridley

Grade: B+

When I look at this Chicago Bears receiving core, I see a team that actually has some sneaky good WR depth. Having three guys 25 or younger, looking to grow at the bottom of the depth chart is a good thing to have.

Darnell Mooney was drafted in the fifth round of this past draft, he is on the smaller side but has great speed with a 4.3 40 time. He may not get a whole lot of playing time this year, but I’m expecting him to become a threat in the slot.

Javon Wims and Riley Ridley are two guys who have not gotten a lot of playing time, and I expect that to continue going into 2020. Based on how the depth chart is shaking out, along with talent at other positions, I just can’t see either of these players making an impact.

Moving onto the more veteran receivers, Newcomer Ted Ginn and returning vet Cordarrell Patterson should be expecting some playing time. Patterson is listed as a wideout, but he is someone who could play some running back and return kicks. Ginn is also someone who can take back kicks, and line up in the slot and the outside as well.

The number two receiver on the depth chart is Anthony Miller. Miller is coming into his third year and is starting to enter make or break territory. Anthony seems to have all the tools to become a very good player in the NFL, but he has yet to have that breakout year. 2020 could set him up nicely for that feat.

Last, but certainly not least, is Allen Robinson. Allen is a phenomenal WR who is coming off his best season in a Bears uniform. The star receiver caught 98 balls, for over 1100 yards, on seven Touchdowns. His presence alone makes this Chicago Bears receiving core a pretty solid group as long as he’s healthy.