Where do the Chicago Bears wide receivers rank in NFL power rankings?

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The Chicago Bears are ranked higher than at least the Lions

Detroit Lions: 32nd overall, 4th in NFC North

Okay, so maybe this wasn’t surprising at all, but in all honesty, I don’t know if I’d put them at the absolute rock bottom of the league. It’d be a challenge to convince people otherwise, but I think it can be done eventually.

After losing their top two receivers from last year — Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones — the team’s wide receiver stock took a massive dip. When the Lions lose those two, they lack a go-to WR1. In the current NFL, that’s a big piece to be missing. However, the results of this draft could yield a better look on the field than what’s on paper.

I say that mainly because of their high-ceiling wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown from USC. Similar to Justin Fields and other rookies, they have yet to play a live NFL snap against an opposing team, so it’s hard to say how good they’ll be.

Detroit Lions wide receivers

With their wideouts consisting of Breshad Perriman, Tyrell Williams, Quintez Cephus, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and a few others, it’s not entirely surprising to see this group so low. That being said, I wouldn’t be absolutely shocked if their value increased noticeably by mid-season. I also wouldn’t be shocked if they didn’t. This group is low-floor and mid-height ceiling at absolute best.

Another thing to note is this didn’t include their big target in the middle of the field: T.J. Hockenson. Now, I know he’s not a wideout and that’s why he wasn’t included, but all-in-all, he’s a major aspect of the receiving game. Not including him, which is totally by the rules, makes this group shine much less.