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The Chicago Bears add more speed to their stagnant offense

Tutu Atwell is a player who is mocked all over the place at the moment, but in this mock, the Bears were lucky to see him fall to the third round. Some experts even have him as a first-round prospect, while others view him as a second or third-rounder. Regardless, for this purpose, he’s a steal.

The Bears could be losing Robinson, as we know. So, they’ll need another guy to come in and make plays next to Darnell Mooney. Atwell might not even be the guy who starts opposite of Mooney, but his potential is far too great to pass on at this point in the draft.

He stands just 5-foot-9 and projects mostly as a gadgety type of player. But, the speed and agility are not of this planet. Atwell played quarterback before switching to wide receiver, as he was too small to see any potential as a passer in the NFL. But, after making the switch, Atwell thrived. With big play after big play, he put himself on the map as a future game breaker in the pros.

Last season was a strong campaign, but it was down in comparison to his ridiculous 2019 season. Two years ago, Atwell caught 69 passes for 1,272 yards and 11 touchdowns — that’s an average of 18.4 yards per reception.

The possibilities with Atwell and Mooney’s speed on the field at the same time are pretty fun to think about, and if Atwell can refine his route-running, he’ll be an even better pro than he currently projects.