Chicago Bears: 5 wide receivers to replace Allen Robinson in 2022 NFL Draft
By Ryan Heckman
Chicago Bears draft candidates to replace Allen Robinson: George Pickens, Georgia
Finally, we come to George Pickens of the Georgia Bulldogs. This 6-foot-2 explosive playmaker is a human highlight reel who puts it all on the line on every down. Often laying out for the catch or for a first down, Pickens is one who will make the extra effort.
Probably his best trait, other than being another one of the class’ impressive deep threats, is his ability to win 50/50 balls. He adjusts well in the air, almost to the point where you wonder if he’s able to bend his body in ways one shouldn’t be able to. Pickens can high-point the football with the best of them, but he’s also great at adjusting to the pass in the air, taking the correct angles to make the grab.
Pickens is a competitive kid. He’s almost reminiscent of Anthony Miller in his Memphis days at times, just in terms of his unwillingness to go down. He’s unafraid to get in and block, too, which makes him a pretty well-rounded player.
More than likely, the Bears would be able to find him in the second or third round based on his past two seasons. His numbers will not jump off the board by any means, and his 2019 was much better than his 2020. If he has a big year in 2021, Pickens might solidify himself as a Round 2 guy with Round 1 upside.