The Chicago Bears should look into drafting these explosive playmakers

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Chicago Bears, Justyn Ross
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The Chicago Bears should say no to overly slow guys

Justyn Ross and George Pickens would be the same to me if Pickens were healthy. Ross should be higher on draft boards than Pickens. Yes, I said that. Pickens’ playstyle is very similar to Allen Robinson. He beats up smaller corners that aren’t fast and makes outstanding contested catches.

Ross plays more like Devante Adams (don’t get mad) but at a much slower speed. His speed is why he is lower on my list of receivers but still ahead of Pickens. Ross might time very poorly at the Combine and/or his Pro Day. I mean very poorly. We shall see, but the man knows route concepts and might be the best route runner of the class.

Lastly, Jahan Doston, Skyy Moore, and Jalen Tolbert just might not be available. I know Tolbert is lower on most people’s boards, but he should shoot up very quickly. Most project him to run in the 4.4X. I think he breaks into the 4.3 range. And at 6’3″ and 190 pounds, that’s DJ Chark-Esq.

If it weren’t for Chark going to LSU and having talent everywhere on that team, he would have gone in the first round. Tolbert could showcase his true potential without anybody else overshadowing him. The same can be said for Dotson and Moore. If they are available and show out at the NFL combine, the Chicago Bears have an easy answer at wide receiver.

Now I know I said I believe that the Chicago Bears could sign DJ Chark and that I think he could have been a first-round draft pick in the same article. Injuries and contracts are different circumstances altogether. We will have to wait and see what free agency brings to the Chicago Bears.