Chicago Bears: 4 players who saw their stock rise after two weeks of camp

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The Chicago Bears have seen Riley Ridley’s stock see a jump

Another player who has seen his stock go way up, especially over the last week, is wide receiver Riley Ridley. Ridley came into this offseason as a possible camp casualty. He still could be, but he definitely making a case to remain on the team.

The Chicago Bears drafted Ridley in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He was a luxury pick at that point and the true definition of “best player available”. However, he has not lived up to those draft expectations. In fact, Ridley has struggled to even see the field despite being efficient with his opportunities. He is a solid route runner who does not have breakaway speed, but he has caught all but one of his 11 targets for a 90.9 percent catch rate.

Another Justin Fields mention. Are we sure it just isn’t him who is causing others to look great in camp? Well, Ridley has been making connections with Andy Dalton while seeing first-team reps too.

When I wrote my prediction on who would make the final 53-man roster, I had Riley Ridley making it over Javon Wims. This was prior to training camp even starting and it looks as though my prediction has a solid chance of coming true. In fact, I hardly hear Wims name called any longer and I think it’s safe to say he should be shown the door. If Ridley keeps this up, he could push for playing time behind newcomers Damiere Byrd and Marquise Goodwin.