Chicago Bears 2023 roster ranking: No. 87 WR Thyrick Pitts

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The countdown until the preseason is on; in the meantime, we will countdown the Chicago Bears roster. This list will look at the top 90 players on the Bears based on their potential value heading into the 2023 season. We are early on the list with our number 87 player, Thyrick Pitts.

Chicago Bears 2023 roster ranking: No. 87 WR Thyrick Pitts

Thyrick Pitts is a rookie UDFA from Delaware. He spent five years at Delaware, gaining an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic. Pitts had his best two years, most recently, recording 645 yards with seven touchdowns in 2021 and 629 yards with ten touchdowns in 2022.

Pitts also tested above average, and one of the biggest things he has going for him is his athletic ability for his size. Pitts is a big body wideout, standing at 6'3", and 200 pounds. Still, he is a raw wideout, and it took him until his third season at Delaware to get onto the field. Beyond that, he is a UDFA, so the chances of him making the roster are slim.

The two biggest things hurting him are the other names around him and his lack of special teams ability. Pitts never played special teams at UDel, and his size and athletic profile do not fit a typical role. Beyond that, he picked one of the worst years ever to sign to the Chicago Bears roster.

They just so happen to have a deep wide receiver depth chart for the first time in who knows how long. D.J. Moore, Chase Claypool, Darnell Mooney, and Tyler Scott are locks. Then, one of Dante Pettis, Equanimeous St. Brown, and Velus Jones will get cut, and they all made the roster last year.

Even Nsimba Webster is still around from last year, but so are veterans Daurice Fountain and Joe Reed. Both have experience on an NFL roster. Even another UDFA Aron Cruickshank will be discussed later.

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It is a deep depth chart, and he is not the highest-rated UDFA rookie on it. That brings him to the practice squad, being his best outcome in 2023. Then, he can refine his skills and come back to a different room in 2024 with the number of free agents set to leave Chicago.