Chicago Bears draft Tyler Scott to add speed to WR room
The Chicago Bears have made it apparent that they do not want the wide receiver to ever be as bad as it was in 2021 ever again. They traded a second in the 2023 NFL draft for Chase Claypool, they traded the top pick in this draft for D.J. Moore, and now they drafted Tyler Scott, a wide receiver from Cincinnati in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL draft, 133rd overall.
Chicago Bears draft Tyler Scott from Cincinnatti in 2023 NFL draft
The first thing that you note when you watch Scott is his speed. He can take the football behind the line and make plays with the ball in his hands, but he may be at his best when he is catching the football deep down the field.
Dane Brugler and other draft analysts saw Tyler Scott as a potential day-two player, so it is easy to say that the team is looking more at the best player available than they are adding a player for a specific reason.
However, there are a few good reasons for him to be fit. First, Justin Fields is a deep ball passer so to add the speedy Tyler Scott makes plenty of sense. More than that, his profile as a player looks similar to Darnell Mooney's. Scott may spend the season as the number four, but Mooney is not signed yet. If Mooney does walk, they have the fourth-round pick entering year two ready to step in.
More than that, if Chase Claypool continues to struggle to learn the playbook, the team could pivot in that direction as well.
When you look at the Chicago Bears top wide receivers, you see D.J. Moore, who ran a 4.42, Chase Claypool, who ran a 4.42, and Darnell Mooney who ran a 4.38. Now Scott is added with a 4.44 as well, and when you think that Velus Jones was drafted for his speed as well, this room can really run.
It is clear that they are investing in Justin Fields and putting him in the best spot to win. These are not possesion players who win with timing passes underneath. The Chicago Bears are looking to run the ball, then suck the defense in for an aerial attack.