Chicago Bears: Round 3, Pick No. 107 via NO
As a wide receiver who is used to bad quarterback play, Nico Collins would love it here in Chicago then as we have that too! That is until we get Russell Wilson of course. Jokes aside, despite the horrendous coaching and quarterback, Collins still shined and showed his abilities playing alongside Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones.
Collins didn’t get many opportunities to show his abilities for Michigan as the most catches he had in a season were 38 in 2018, but he made the most of his limited receptions racking up 13 touchdowns in 2018 and 2019 despite competing with Peoples-Jones for targets. In 2019, he was named Michigan’s Offensive Player of the Year.
Collins is a big, possession wide receiver. At 6′ 4″, 215 lbs, Collins bullies opposing cornerbacks winning nearly every ball thrown his way. He shows strong and reliable hands to catch every ball thrown within his catch radius. He isn’t a freak athlete by any means, but he is strong and wins the 50/50 balls.
Collins essentially would make Javon Wims expendable. Wims is a similar player to Collins but likely worse. Wims obviously shows great size and ability to block, but he doesn’t show the reliable hands that Collins shows (see playoff game). He additionally showed anger issues getting ejected from the Saints game in the regular season.