Wide receiver is still a need for the Chicago Bears
Even though selecting Fields likely means Allen Robinson is back and happy, that doesn’t mean the Bears stop adding weapons on offense. In Round 3, they do just that by grabbing Sage Surratt out of Wake Forest.
While Robinson gives the Bears their elite number one wideout who excels at route-running and just about everything else, Surratt is going to provide the offense with the big body type. Chicago has only truly had one bigger body at wide receiver for a few seasons now, and that’s Javon Wims, a former seventh-rounder.
Surratt is a much better player than Wims and provides the Bears a chance to get someone who can win physically and win downfield. Surratt is an interesting prospect because he doesn’t possess elite speed, nor is he a prolific route runner. But, his ball skills and size make him well-worth a third-rounder. Put it this way: he will catch it if it’s near him.
After enjoying a breakout season in 2019, Surratt opted out of 2020, which also makes him hard to project. Having just 19 games of collegiate experience, Surratt is a bit raw. But, he did catch 66 passes for 1,001 yards and 11 touchdowns in that strong 2019 campaign. He proved he can be the focal point of a collegiate passing game.
As a pro, Surratt could also switch to the slot on many occasions. His bigger body gives him the ability to win in the middle of the field and he’s been able to line up there at times in the past. That could come into play especially if the Bears part ways with Anthony Miller.