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The Chicago Bears met with Jahan Dotson, WR – Penn State
While at the 2022 NFL Combine, it was reported that the Chicago Bears met with Penn State wide receiver, Jahan Dotson. Dotson is projected to be drafted in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft. He could be a target of the new regime while drafting 39th overall on Day 2 of the draft.
Dotson is 5’11” and 185 pounds. He is coming off two very productive years with Penn State. In 2020, Dotson finished with 52 catches, 884 yards and eight touchdowns in nine games. Last year, Dotson eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark with 1,182 yards and 12 touchdowns. Even as a sophomore, he averaged 18.1 yards per catch and scored five touchdowns. His production is clearly not in question within an offense that isn’t well-known as a passing powerhouse.
My positional prospect rankings are very fluid right now, but my top six have not changed in quite some time. Dotson is sixth in my rankings and the top of my second tier. I have a second-round grade on him, but he could slip into the backend of the first if there is a run on receivers.
What I like about Dotson is his explosive ability. He is an above-average route runner who uses his whole body to sell his moves. He has the speed to separate vertically too. He was just shy of breaking that 4.4 mark in the 40-yard dash with this 4.43 official time. According to NextGen Stats, he compares to Tyler Lockett.
If the Chicago Bears land a wide receiver in the second round who turns out to be as good as Tyler Lockett, Bears fans should be extremely happy with that outcome. I honestly think that Dotson is a little shiftier than Lockett too. I am happy the Bears met with him and hope he’s truly on their radar in the second round.