Ranking 5 best round 3 wide receiver draft options for Chicago Bears

Dec 12, 2020; Laramie, Wyoming, USA; Boise State Broncos wide receiver Khalil Shakir (2) runs against the Wyoming Cowboys during the first quarter at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 12, 2020; Laramie, Wyoming, USA; Boise State Broncos wide receiver Khalil Shakir (2) runs against the Wyoming Cowboys during the first quarter at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports /
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Chicago Bears, Justyn Ross
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1. Justyn Ross, Clemson

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Justyn Ross is the biggest boom-bust of the group. You could arguably easily that Alec Pierce is the safer option, but if the Chicago Bears investigated the health of Ross, and thought that he was going to be good to go, he has the most upside of any of these wideouts.

Ross still has the legitimate chance to be a top X on the outside in the NFL. It is hard to find those in the third round, and nowadays the minimum price for those players is $20M per year. To get that this late on a rookie deal makes him worth the basement floor.

The floor is that he has missed most of 2020 with a spinal injury and parts of 2021 with a foot injury. Those are two serious issues it appears to have affected his play. In 2018, it was pretty much a consensus that he was better and younger than Tee Higgins.

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In 2019, he was still trending well and the past two years have become a nightmare since. At times you saw the upside with Ross, but teams will draft him based on the hopes that 2018 and 2019 are still in there. That is a scarier bet than Pierce, but at his best, he is the most complete wideout of this group.