Chicago Bears: 5 wide receivers to replace Allen Robinson in 2022 NFL Draft

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Chicago Bears draft candidates to replace Allen Robinson: Drake London, USC

One type of receiver the Bears have not had for several years is the big-bodied type who can physically impose his will against opposing cornerbacks. It has been since the days of prime Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery since Chicago has boasted a player like that.

Drake London may be my favorite receiver in the 2022 class simply because he reminds me of those two guys. At 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds, London is an absolute monster. His frame alone is reason to consider drafting him high. But, he’s much more than just a big body.

London is great at gaining yards after the catch, almost reminiscent of a Terrell Owens type. He’s big, but he can shed tacklers and be off to the races in a hurry.

One of the reasons London is such an intriguing prospect is due to his dual-sport background. London was a football and basketball commit, and the guy is also an excellent basketball player.

A little over a year ago, he had a video of a 540 dunk go viral. This is a legitimate NFL-caliber wide receiver that can do a 540 in the air and dunk a basketball. He is a freak athlete, and one the Bears should absolutely consider drafting next year.

In his first two seasons with USC, London has caught 72 passes for 1,069 yards and eight scores. This coming fall, he will be “the man” for the Trojans. Don’t be surprised if he puts up those numbers in his single 2021 campaign.