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WR. 57. Michigan. NicoCollins. 6. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

The Chicago Bears add size to the wide receiver room

In the sixth round, the Bears again go wide receiver. Not only could they be losing Allen Robinson, but also Anthony Miller, depending on whether the front office wants to give him another shot to show some maturity.

Having already drafted Atwell at this point, the Bears go with a more prototypical size in Nico Collins out of Michigan.

Collins is a prospect who could arguably go in one of a few different rounds depending on how the draft shakes out, but he was there in this mock for the Bears to take, so the value couldn’t be passed up. I will add that his great week at the 2021 Senior Bowl likely shot him up much higher than he’s taken here. But, for the sake of this mock, he was still on the board when the Bears were picking here in the sixth.

One reason why Collins could be found later is because of his choosing to opt-out of the 2020 season. A year removed from on-field football will probably hurt just about any prospect who opted out, to some extent.

Collins also never caught more than 38 passes in a single season with the Wolverines. The Michigan offense was hampered by their quarterbacks being unable to unleash through the air, and Collins’ production suffered because of it.

However, his 6-foot-4 frame and elite ball skills allowed him to end his college career with an outstanding 17.8 yards per reception (78 for 1,388 and 13 touchdowns). He has all of the major traits you look for in a true outside threat, so if the Bears are lucky enough to get him this late, Collins should be the steal of the draft.