Chicago Bears: 5 Can’t-miss players at training camp

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Chicago Bears fans should keep an eye on Darnell Mooney during training camp

It will be nice to see what Darnell Mooney can do with both Andy Dalton and Justin Fields this offseason. Too many times we saw Mooney get open deep but both Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles could not place the ball in a position where Mooney could catch it. Already this offseason we have seen Mooney catch a few deep balls and it is safe to say that both Dalton and Fields have better deep balls than last year’s quarterbacks.

Darnell Mooney is one of the most electric players on the offense and someone to always keep an eye on during training camp. If you are one of the lucky few to be able to attend training camp at Halas Hall, or maybe you are going to Family Fest tomorrow, keep an eye on Mooney. He is definitely a can’t-miss player this offseason.

After scoring four touchdowns and receiving nearly 100 targets last season, Mooney needs to build off of his production in his rookie season and prove he’s not just another Anthony Miller in a different uniform.

I don’t mean this as in Mooney has the same skillset as Miller. No, the two are very different players. However, Miller had seven touchdowns in his rookie season. He showed flashes here and there over the next two seasons but never lived up to expectations. Now he has been traded to Houston for what is essentially a bag of peanuts.

Nothing I have seen from Mooney indicates he will see the same type of fall off this season though and I project him to have a strong season.