Chicago Bears: Must-scout college players of 2021 (part 3)
The other Chicago Bear receiver options
That UNC receiver that the Chicago Bears could target is Dyami Brown. This kid is just a pure receiver. He is not overly fast, big, strong, or a jumper. Brown does a bit of everything correctly. Much like Riley Ridley, Brown is a talented route-runner with enough speed to threaten players deep and catch 50/50 balls at a high rate. I don’t want to get into much detail on these guys just yet. We will come back to them around combine time and if the Bears are rumored for them.
Ole Miss has been producing receivers are a high rate, and Elijah Moore is another name to keep an eye on. While Moore is not AJ Brown nor DK Metcalf, he is better than DaMarkus Lodge, who was their teammate and draft-eligible the same year Brown and Metcalf were drafted.
Moore is the slot receiver that Anthony Miller has not been. Swing routes, quick digs, and being on time is a specialty for Moore. Moore is listed at 5’9 185 pounds. Just put the ball in this kid’s hands and watch him fly.
Maybe it is UCF’s quarterback Dillon Gabriel, but Marlon Williams and Jaylon Robinson are doing DK Metcalf and AJ Brown things on offense. Teams are unable to cover both or one of them this season. That makes it hard to tell if Marlon Williams is truly as good as his tape shows or if his teammate is helping him.
Either way, if both receivers come out (Robinson likely won’t), taking a chance on either or both in the mid to late rounds could be an approach the Chicago Bears could use. Grab several receivers and see which ones will pan out. It has worked for the Kansas City Chiefs, after all.