Chicago Bears: 5 late-round wide receiver targets in the 2021 NFL Draft

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The Chicago Bears could be in a bit of trouble with their wide receiver depth next season. If Allen Robinson does not return, they truly don’t have a number one wide receiver or even solid backups to fill in. Darnell Mooney could develop into a star, but he isn’t ready yet. Anthony Miller should be released, Javon Wims isn’t good, and Riley Ridley is still in the doghouse.

It’s not likely a late-round wide receiver fills the void of a high-caliber wide receiver, but he could at least be drafted to develop into it. Additionally, even if Robinson returns, they need better depth and need more speed to stretch defenses. Mooney is great at that, but when Mooney went down, it was evident they needed somebody to step up.

Especially if Russell Wilson somehow joins the Chicago Bears, Ryan Pace needs to get him more targets to throw to in the later rounds. He likely won’t have a first-round pick to address this issue. Wilson would get frustrated throwing to the Bears’ current core outside of Mooney and Robinson. Regardless, they need to address the wide receiver position in the draft.

Chicago Bears Draft Targets: Tamorrion Terry | Florida State

Tamorrion Terry is a physical specimen at wide receiver. Standing at 6′ 4″ and weighing 203 pounds, Terry uses his size to his advantage on the outside. There aren’t many wide receivers that have his rare combination of size, speed, and athleticism.

Terry can absolutely body cornerbacks to win 50/50 balls and he can additionally make plenty of moves after the catch as well. Although he is big, he is fast and hard to tackle. He didn’t play much in 2020 with leaving the team short into the season, but in 2019, he caught 60 passes for 1,188 yards and nine touchdowns. In 2018 he had eight touchdowns as well.

It’s hard to gauge Terry’s stock. Some scouts have Terry going as early as the second round where some have him going in the sixth. This is due to the development that will likely be needed for him in the NFL. It’s safe to guess though that Terry should be available in the fourth or fifth round due to his issues as well.

Terry would serve as an ‘X’ wide receiver for the Bears’ offense. Currently, Allen Robinson serves that role and Javon Wims backs it up. Terry would be a massive upgrade from Wims and could learn under Robinson or a veteran to eventually take over.