Chicago Bears: Must-scout college players of 2021 (part 3)
The Chicago Bears next number one receiver
Jamar Chase was someone I brought up previously, but there are some other players that we need to discuss. To start, some promising receivers are entering the market this offseason, but the class will likely not be like 2020. This would be a year to grab one early. After Jamar Chase, I see DeVonta Smith from Alabama as the next big thing. It is hard to tell if Alabama talent is elite or just a product of what is around them.
Smith should have come out last season and would not be a player on the Chicago Bears’ radar. Smith is a different breed of a receiver. While playing with the Nation’s best college football team, Smith has produced with three different quarterbacks over three separate years.
It is hard to spread the ball around with all of Alabama’s talents over the last three years. But Smith still produced at a high level with having teammates of Josh Jacobs, Damien Harris, Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs, Irv Smith, Jaylen Waddle, and more.
Chicago Bears fans would love Devonte Smith. He is a hard worker and soft-spoken. A receiver that does his talking with his play on the field. A similar personality of Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney. Smith is a bit thin, listed at 6’1 175 pounds. That needs to become the new norm. Robby Anderson and Darnell Mooney (who are different heights) are considered thin receivers and have still been producing regardless.