Stat predictions for the Chicago Bears 2023 rookie draft class

Chicago Bears, Roschon Johnson
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Chicago Bears, Tyler Scott
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Chicago Bears 4th-Round Draft Pick: Tyler Scott, WR

24 catches, 375 receiving yards, 3 touchdowns

Tyler Scott is in a similar position to Johnson, as he is a talented player who may have to wait his turn to reach his potential. However, he faces a significantly more difficult path to making a year-one impact than his fellow fourth-round selection.

The Cincinnati product could have made a bigger impact had he gotten drafted to last year's squad, but the receiver room has suddenly become CROWDED. He will probably be penciled in as the fourth receiver and will be in direct competition for snaps (on both offense and the return game) with 2022 third-round selection Velus Jones Jr.

Scott has a similar skill set to Darnell Mooney and could be a logical replacement for the pass-catcher if he and the Bears do not see eye-to-eye on a contract extension next offseason. However, spending a year in an NFL weight room (and learning the playbook) could be good for him, as he had difficulties getting off-press coverage in college.

If one of the Bears starters goes down, he could have a surprisingly effective rookie season. At the very least, his speed should allow him to have a minor impact as a situational deep threat. He will probably take the top off the defense a few times this year as defenses focus their attention on Chicago's other playmakers.