Round 3, Pick No. 80
Once again, PFF chose to give me a C+ for this selection which puzzled me. Even if Allen Robinson returns next season, it would be nice to find depth at the position as Miller has disappointed thus far. A trio of Sage Surratt, Mooney, and Robinson could be deadly for opposing defenses. They should target a wide receiver regardless.
Surratt is another player like Slater that opted out this season. After impressing alongside fellow NFL Draft QB prospect Jamie Newman, Surratt showed that he could be an incredible receiver with his size and speed as a deep threat. Besides his deep threat ability, Surratt uses his size and strength to win plenty of jump balls. His ball tracking ability in addition to his large catch radius and jump ball ability gives him the traits to be a number one ‘X’ receiver in the NFL.
Essentially, I am assuming that Robinson is gone this offseason. I believe the Bears treated this situation similarly to how they treated Alshon Jeffery. So, Surratt to me is actually the replacement to Robinson. He proved in his last season of college football he can be an alpha wide receiver and getting him in the third round would be spectacular.
Clearly, I didn’t address quarterback because I expect Trubisky to be back on a one-year deal. He will likely be given the task to play for his job with this new scheme and the improved situation around him. Additionally, I didn’t have any quarterbacks at the moment that I was comfortable with especially with the current tackle situation in Chicago.
All in all, although PFF graded it a C+, I thought it was at least worth a B+ with the crazy value in Slater and Surratt. All three of these players are immediate contributors who make the Bears’ offense significantly improved.
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