Chicago Bears 2023 NFL Draft: Post NFL Combine wide receiver rankings

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Chicago Bears, Trey Palmer
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9. Trey Palmer

Palmer is that guy who would frustrate all of us Bears fans. He could cook his guy and get wide open and drop an easy TD pass. Palmer had his break-out season last season. I remember thinking he would become the guy people thought Kayshon Boutte (not a fan) was to become. Palmer left LSU and became Nebraska's stud. That is cool and sucks at the same time. Palmer has all of the tools needed to become a traditional number one. However, it would have been done numerous times in the NFL if it had been that easy.

10. Bryce Ford-Wheaton

I wanted to put Josh Downs or Tyler Scott here, but they should focus more on explosive size for the Chicago Bears. That is fine if you prefer Downs or Scott in this selection. Bryce Ford-Wheaton did not have the best passers in college. He also wasn't the top choice on the team. If I had baby D.K. Metcalf as a teammate, I would force-feed him the ball. He produced relatively well against the better teams last season as well.

Next. Pre-combine thoughts on the Chicago Bears and free agency. dark

The Chicago Bears should focus on these pass catchers if they trade back with teams like the Panthers, Falcons, Seahawks, Raiders, or Titans. The Bears would set up their team now with playmakers and have draft capital in the future. This list includes scheme fits, play fits, and talented players. It's not an end all be all.