Chicago Bears: Three Ryan Pace draft picks in danger of getting cut

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The Chicago Bears depth at wide receiver could lead to Riley Ridley being cut

Player No. 2: Riley Ridley, WR

Riley Ridley was drafted in the fourth round of the 2019 draft and many, including yours truly, thought that was a steal for Chicago. Ridley was never a star during his time at Georgia but he was productive, especially in his junior year, where he would score nine touchdowns.

His problem with the Chicago Bears so far has been getting on the field. Playing behind Robinson, Mooney, Miller, and at times even Wims has made it difficult for the young receiver. Through his two seasons, Ridley has only appeared in 10 games and has caught 10 passes.

I personally have always felt that Ridley has talent but for whatever reason, he just can’t seem to get on the field. The Bears clearly weren’t happy with running back with the same WR room in 2021.

After adding through free agency and the draft this past year, Chicago traded Anthony Miller away and Ridley and Wims could both be off the roster by the end of the preseason. Assuming the Bears keep the top four as Robinson, Mooney, Goodwin, and Byrd, the fifth WR spot has competition.

Ridley, Wims, and Rodney Adams are all competing for that spot. Adams looking the best out of all of the Bears receivers during their first preseason game will certainly raise some eyebrows.