The Chicago Bears add an instant playmaker in Round 2
This is the pick, combined with Wilson, that ultimately saves Matt Nagy. One heck of a receiver out of USC will be a major player in the Bears’ offense in 2021.
St. Brown is one of the more complete receivers in this class, being able to line up wherever he is asked. He’s done a lot of his damage in the slot, but St. Brown’s ability to go up and snag contested catches makes him a viable option split out wide.
He stands 6-foot-1, weighing 195 pounds, so he has decent size to play both inside and outside. St. Brown is as tough and competitive as they come, too. As mentioned, he can win those 50-50 balls with regularity and takes pride in doing so.
In 2019, he went over 1,000 yards and scored six touchdowns through the air while also sharing time with now-NFL breakout candidate Michael Pittman Jr. This season, in a much shorter year, St. Brown caught 41 passes in six games for 478 yards and seven touchdowns.
Should the Bears let go of Anthony Miller, St. Brown would be a huge upgrade. Even more so, if the Bears see Allen Robinson exit, this pick is that much more important to the offense. Now, if they can somehow get Robinson to stick around, then St. Brown becomes a luxury and this Bears offense is ready to put up some serious points.