DJ Moore was giving props to Caleb Williams even before NFL Draft

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No one was more excited for the Chicago Bears to end up drafting both Caleb Williams and Rome Odunze than the two of them. The friendship and bond seems to have been there from the beginning, and Bears fans can't get enough of it.

But, another one of Williams' weapons is equally amped for the opportunity to catch passes from the former USC quarterback. Last year, D.J. Moore came to the Bears by way of a trade from Carolina and proceeded to have the best season of his career from the jump.

After the Bears traded Justin Fields and things started taking shape for the organization to select Williams, Moore was one of the veterans that seemed to get on board and help in any way he could.

Earlier in the draft process, Moore flew out to California to work out with Williams and had this to say about the experience:

"I got a chance to work out with [Williams]. It was good. He asked me to go out to Cali and I went out there and we had a good throwing session and was bouncing ideas off each other with how we’re going to do things, so it was a good one."

The difference between Caleb Williams and Justin Fields is pretty clear, from D.J. Moore's standpoint

Moore also talked about Williams' anticipation and seemed to insinuate that this will be an improvement from Bears quarterbacks in 2023.

"Anticipation is there. You can tell that he's expecting us to be open at a certain time, so, that's going to be one of the things that's better," Moore said.

The veteran wide receiver is saying, out loud, what a lot of fans had been thinking about Fields for a couple of years. As fun as Fields was to watch, and as talented as he was, he still had work to do as a passer and a lot of that was going to come if he improved his anticipation with his targets.

Being more decisive and anticipatory with his throws could have played a bigger part in the Bears' ultimate decision to trade him or not, but that's neither here nor there at this point.

Williams is QB1 and, as a rookie, walks in having the ability to throw with decisiveness and anticipation. Bears receivers are going to know what's expected of them right away, and that's a great thing.