Ranking 5 best round 3 wide receiver draft options for Chicago Bears
It would probably annoy Chicago Bears fans, but the team very well could wait until pick 71 to address the wide receiver position. They have so many other needs, and if they see a tackle drop to 39, and another premium position at 48, they could think that adding two wideouts later in the draft is their best bet.
Beyond that, the run on wideouts could come and it could leave a void where wideouts do not go much between pick 50 and 70. A lot of players the team would debate at 48 could still be around after the first run on wideouts.
With that in mind, who are five wide receivers that are expected to be there around pick 71?
5. Khalil Shakir, Boise State
Mock Draft ADP: 103
NFL Comparison: Nelson Agholor
Khalil Shakir has been a leading wideout for Boise State over the past three seasons. He has been very productive and has been the go-to player in that offense. Typically, he has lined up in the slot.
What is nice about Shakir is that while he is your typical slot player, especially in his frame, he does have the ability to get open down the field. One of his best traits is his ball tracking.
On top of that, while he is not thick and does not shrug off tackles he does have great later agility and can wiggle and shake his way free. Still, like his NFL comparison Nelson Agholor the biggest component that will hold him back are drops.
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He does not have big hands, and with his frame, it is a combination of dropping some easy ones, and the physically contested ones as well. The role of a complementary player who typically runs from the slot and can stretch the field is likely the role for Shakir as well, just like Agholor.
He is a good stylistic fit with what the Bears will want to do with their quarterback.