Chicago Bears: 5 possible early draft targets at WR

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Chicago Bears WR Draft Prospect: Quentin Johnston – TCU

2022 Stats: 53 catches | 901 yards | 5 touchdowns

What he brings to the table 

Quentin Johnston’s appeal is pretty straightforward. He’s big, and he runs fast. While that description may be oversimplifying Johnston’s game, those two characteristics sum up what makes him such a highly coveted prospect. He is a big play machine, as indicated by his 17.0 yards per reception. The concern surrounding Johnston is his limited route tree and underwhelming production, considering the defenses he faced in the Big 12. Overall, Johnston is an exciting yet rather unpolished prospect.

How he fits with the Bears

Of any of the top receivers, Johnston’s fit in Chicago seems to be the most questionable. The Bears already have a receiver with similar physical traits in Chase Claypool. With that said, Johnston’s game is very different from Claypool’s. He has one of the highest broken tackle rates ever recorded at the college level and moves like a running back with the ball in his hands.

Still, the team could really use a conventional WR1, and Johnston doesn’t appear to be that. With a strong combine, Johnston would likely go inside the top ten, and even if the Bears trade back to the fourth or seventh pick, it’s unlikely they’d use it in Johnston.