Chicago Bears trade up to get their quarterback in 2021 NFL Mock Draft
By Joseph Herff
Chicago Bears: Round 3, Pick No. 83
The Bears desperately need wide receiver help as they have issues keeping some of their players in line. Finding a wide receiver like Tylan Wallace in the third round would be an immense help to this wide receiver core that desperately needs help, especially if Allen Robinson is gone.
Wallace has an argument for the best hands of any wide receiver in this draft class. He was far-and-wide the most explosive and best all-around receiver in the Big 12 this past season as well as he constantly dominated the Big 12 corners with his explosiveness, physicality, and ability to create separation.
Wallace is best used in contested catch situations. Normally, bigger wide receivers like Kenny Golladay or Allen Robinson are thought of when it comes to contested-catch wide receivers, but Wallace’s ability to high-point and track the ball makes it nearly impossible to stop him from coming down with the football.
Wallace likely will start on the outside at wide receiver as a Z or an X. This would allow the Bears to get creative with their offense having Wallace start on the outside and Darnell Mooney in the slot, which could be deadly. If anything, the Bears could play Wallace a lot at X if Robinson does not return because of a tag and trade or free agency.