Chicago Bears: Potential replacements for Allen Robinson in the first round

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Chicago Bears, Terrace Marshall Jr.
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The Chicago Bears could replace Allen Robinson with Terrace Marshall Jr.

Back in 2019, it was hard for Terrace Marshall Jr. to get the ball. Sure, he had first overall pick Joe Burrow throwing the football, but he was stuck behind Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase. This season in 2020 though, Marshall finally got his chance.

Jefferson entered the NFL Draft eventually becoming a star for the Minnesota Vikings. Chase opted out for the 2020 season as he was already a guaranteed top pick in the draft and maybe the first wide receiver taken. Marshall finally became the alpha wide receiver at LSU. Unfortunately, he didn’t have Burrow throwing him the football anymore, but he still played extremely well.

Marshall is a big-bodied wide receiver who offers a lot for NFL teams. He has crisp route running, great size (6′ 4″), strength, hands, jump-ball ability, and ability to run after the catch. Despite only playing in seven games in 2020, Marshall caught 48 passes for 731 yards and ten touchdowns.

Despite playing with Jefferson and Chase in 2019, Marshall wasn’t ignored as he caught 13 touchdown passes. His ability in the red zone makes him a complete mismatch at the college level and it should translate to the NFL level as well. The Bears could likely trade back a bit and still get the chance to get Marshall.

Draft Day Projection: Chicago Bears trade back to 25th overall and select Terrace Marshall Jr.