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

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Chicago Bears’ This or That: Receiver B

Following Receiver A in the Chicago Bears’ This or That is a receiver that didn’t get nearly the same attention Receiver A got heading into the NFL Draft, even with their best season being the season prior to declaring for the draft.

Receiver B’s best season came his second season where he had 46 receptions (three less than Receiver A), 724 yards (two fewer yards than Receiver A), and 7 touchdowns (one less than Receiver A).

This receiver was the lead receiver of their team in 2017, however, they fell into the seventh round of that year’s draft.

While Receiver B’s season prior to his best season was nowhere near as productive, it’s insane to see how different these receivers are perceived with a stat sheet and physical build being so similar.

Receiver B also has arguably better measurables than Receiver A, as he stands 6’4″, weighs in at 223 lbs, and ran a 4.53 40-yard dash.

Going into the 2017 NFL Draft, Receiver B was seen to be an “Average Backup Or Special-Teamer”.

Many that remember this player as their name and not Receiver B have plenty of memories that leave a sour taste in their mouth. I know I’m not different from those people. However, it’s finally time to see who is who, as well as why stats don’t always tell a complete story. Stats are a good resource, but they’re not the only thing that matters when deciding which player the Chicago Bears– or any NFL team– should draft.