6 best remaining players for the Chicago Bears after round 1 to draft Day 2

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Remaining player for Chicago Bears on Day 2: Christian Watson (WR, NDSU)

As someone just about as high as someone could get on Christian Watson, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous that Green Bay, Kansas City, or even New England were going to take Watson with their late-first round picks.

While there are concerns that likely knock Watson into the second round, his name should be circled twice in big, bold red ink.

The biggest red flag for Christian Watson is his drops, however, there was another wide receiver for the Chicago Bears that had “drop” concerns coming into the NFL.

As a four-year player for Tulane, Darnell Mooney finished his college career with 23 total drops.

Darnell Mooney year-by-year drops (Tulane Green Wave)

  • 2016: 8
  • 2017: 8
  • 2018: 4
  • 2019: 3

Darnell Mooney year-by-year drops (Chicago Bears)

  • 2020: 2
  • 2021: 4

So, while Mooney had 16 drops in just two seasons, he’s only had 13 drops in the four years preceding. Drops, while very important as a pass-catcher, are fixable. Dropping the ball can be chalked up as just a lower level of focus. For some, getting in the NFL is that needed push to step their game up to the next level.

Barring a poor fit, I doubt Christian Watson has a problem in the NFL. Watching what he does on a football field is nothing short of incredible. The team that drafts him will be happy they did so; hopefully, it’s the Chicago Bears in Day 2.

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