Chicago Bears: These six wide receivers will make final roster

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Javon Wims has the ability to remain with the Chicago Bears

How could we forget about Javon “Juice” Wims? The seventh-round pick out of Georgia in 2018 just keeps hanging around Halas Hall. Despite a very serious lack of production, and ability to create separation from opposing corners, Javon Wims has found himself on the Bears’ active roster for the majority of the past two seasons. I attribute this to his size (6’3″, 220 lbs), and ability to memorize the Bears playbook better than former Georgia Bulldog teammate Riley Ridley.

Aside from Wims, you just don’t see much size or contested catch ability from anyone in this Bears WR group. Known for his contested catch ability at Georgia, Wims can create mismatches in the red zone and on the perimeter. He has proven that he can be trusted to run the plays, and is the biggest-bodied wide receiver on the team.

Unless you think preseason standout Thomas Ives will take his spot on the active roster, you should expect to see more of Javon Wims in 2021. I would be open to acquiring someone with more capability and upside, but it doesn’t appear that move is in the cards. (Editor’s Note: The addition of Justin Hardy yesterday might very well be that addition.) All Bears fans can do is hope Wims doesn’t drop any more touchdown passes or get ejected from any more games.