Chicago Bears select two wide receivers with their final picks
The Chicago Bears adding a quarterback who fits the RPO offense isn’t enough to make this offense thrive. The Chicago Bears are projected to have some compensatory picks this season, but they are not set in stone. The Bears could have anywhere between eight to 10 total draft selections in this upcoming draft.
I believe The Draft Network forgot a pick in the seventh round the Chicago Bears acquired from trading Adam Shaheen to the Miami Dolphins. There were only two more draft picks available to use in this mock.
With that said, the Chicago Bears will need to add some weapons. Both picks are receivers that profile very similar but are two different styled receivers. At pick 205, I had the Bears selecting TJ Vasher of Texas tech. At pick 219, I had the Chicago Bears selecting Warren Jackson of Colorado State. Both receivers are listed at 6’6″ and 215 pounds.
Finding that kind of length at that position is rare. Most will wonder if they can play. Vasher is the more explosive type of receiver that excels at beating the defender with acceleration and speed. Warren Jackson is more of that finesse receiver that uses route running and leverage to gain separation at the top of his routes. Vasher is expected to run the 40-yard dash in the 4.4 range, while Jackson is more the typical Allen Robinson speed.
While both are very athletic for their size, Vasher would make an ideal big slot weapon while Jackson could take on the Allen Robinson role. Darnell Mooney could potentially have a blast with these running mates in the receiver room.
The Chicago Bears already drafted TJ Vashers, cousin, in Nathan Vasher back in 2004. Vasher performed very well for the Chicago Bears, earning 19 interceptions over six years. If TJ Vasher is the equivalent of his cousin at the receiver position, we could be talking about an 800/1000 yard receiver for the next six seasons. That is another story altogether.