3 Reasons Darnell Mooney can be the Chicago Bears No. 1 wide receiver

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An online discussion has begun around whether Darnell Mooney can be a true No. 1 receiver for the Chicago Bears or not; and while there are people who don’t think he can be, there are at least three reasons why Darnell Mooney can certainly be a true No. 1 receiver for the Bears.

Now, Darnell Mooney has been a fan favorite since being drafted by the Chicago Bears, but there are fans who don’t think Mooney can be that true No. 1 wide receiver.

Is Darnell Mooney a true No. 1 wide receiver option for the Chicago Bears?

While they can make a case why Mooney isn’t, there’s more evidence as to why he could be a legit No. 1 option.

While his weight could be considered a concern in the “WR1″ debate, his 5’11” frame with 4.38 speed make his slender build matter less. There are plenty of receivers in NFL history who weren’t 6’4″, 210 lbs and went on to please their fans quite a bit.

Tyreek Hill, a receiver some consider the top receiver in the NFL, stands 5’10”, weighing in at 185 lbs. Want more? Wes Welker (5’9″, 185 lbs); Steve Smith (5’9″, 185 lbs); T.Y. Hilton (5’10”, 183 lbs); Marvin Harrison (6’0″, 185); and the list goes on.

Now, is Darnell Mooney Steve Smith or Marvin Harrison? Who’s to say? Only time will tell, but if Justin Fields and Darnell Mooney build on the connection that seems to be brewing already – and if Justin Fields is the guy many Bears fans and Bears ownership hope he is – the sky is the limit for Darnell Mooney.

Along with that, considering his weight is the only thing that’s consistently different between him and the names mentioned prior, that’s something that a multi-billion-dollar organization has the ability to support a player changing. Between weight-training programs and dieting, healthily gaining 10-ish pounds isn’t outside the realm of possibilities at all.

With all this said, what’s the first reason Darnell Mooney has what it takes to be a No. 1 wide receiver for the Chicago Bears?