Chicago Bears selection No. 2: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington
With the No. 9 pick, the Chicago Bears select Rome Odunze from Washington. In the mock simulator I was using, Marvin Harrison Jr. was selected No. 3 by the Patriots, and Malik Nabers was selected No. 6 by the Giants.
This left the third of the "big three" for the Chicago Bears at No. 9, and that's not a bad consolation prize at all. In many mocks, MHJ, Malik Nabers, and Rome Odunze are all usually taken by the ninth pick. With him being available here, the choice was easy.
Rome Odunze is more of the traditional wide receiver as far as his build. The big X receiver build is being phased out of the necessary qualities of a receiver, but being a big body doesn't hurt when you can do everything else really well, like Odunze can.
Odunze's elite quality, if forced to choose one, would be his ability to catch the ball. His ability to come down with most catches, contested or not, is a quality that can't be overlooked when watching Odunze.
He might not have the elite speed or playmaker ability, but if you throw a ball to Rome Odunze, there's a very high chance he's coming down with it. A player comp I've seen that I really like is Davante Adams. And, as the Chicago Bears know very well, Davante Adams is an elite pass-catcher.