Chicago Bears: 2021 NFL Draft first-round targets by position

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Wide Receiver the Chicago Bears could target in the first round

Much like the quarterback position, the wide receiver depth chart of the Bears is very much so up in the air. Their star wide receiver, Allen Robinson, is in a contract year and may not return if he doesn’t sign an extension or get tagged. If that’s the case, they need to replace him with elite talent.

It is likely both star wide receivers JaMarr Chase and Devonta Smith will both be out of the Bears’ range for their first-round selection, but there are still a few wide receivers the Bears can target in the first round to get their new star wide receiver. They may not immediately be as good as Allen Robinson, but they can be someone to build around.

  • Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
  • Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU
  • Rashod Bateman, Minnesota
  • Chris Olave, Ohio State

This is another draft that is fairly solid at the wide receiver position. Obviously, it isn’t as deep as the 2020 NFL draft, but that shouldn’t take away from how solid this position group is. The Bears may not need to reach in the first round to snag their Robinson replacement, but it could be a possibility.

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Final Thoughts

The Bears need to address these positions regardless in the draft. Offensive tackle has been severely ignored over the years and so has quarterback. They need to add more talent to these positions and create competitions instead of settling for Leno, Massie, and Trubisky.