Would the Chicago Bears Rather Have This or That: Wide receivers edition

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With the NFL Draft coming up quickly and the Chicago Bears in need of a wide receiver — among other positions — it’s fun to look at what receivers could be up for contention to wear some of the best uniforms in the NFL, the Bears’ uniforms.

Now, this article won’t be pinning two draft prospects up against each other, however, with Mock Drafts and NFL analysts making their case on why X team should draft Y player, those that just look at the stats should pay close attention.

Stats are a good resource for scouts — whether you’re employed by NFL teams, or if you’re on your living room couch commenting on Facebook posts — but they should never be the end-all-be-all when deciding if a player is good or bad.

They’re there to show an overarching pattern of sorts, but stats should never be the one thing looked at.

And what’s going to be discussed is why the NFL Draft gets so much buzz, especially this year with fewer sure-thing picks as years in the past were. For example, the first two– maybe three– picks of last year’s draft were known for months. Trevor Lawrence was going to the Jaguars, and Zach Wilson was going to the Jets. Trey Lance to the 49ers was a 50/50 with Mac Jones, but the idea was still there.

We’re hours away from the draft, yet the first pick is still up in the air.

Back to stats.

Chicago Bears This or That: Wide receiver edition

I went to Twitter to post a poll asking Chicago Bears fans who they’d rather have using only stats from the best college season of each receiver. In the thread, I also included the measurements and 40-yard dash times of these receivers.

After a few hours, the clear winner at the time was “eh, either-or”. Let’s look more into these two receivers to see which receiver the Chicago Bears should want: This or That?