Chicago Bears: 3 things we learned from win over Chiefs

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Juice is having himself a camp

So far we have covered two extremely encouraging developments for the Bears, and we haven’t even touched on perhaps the most impressive takeaway of the day. That would be seventh-round pick, Javon Wims. Drafted 224th overall, Wims was no guarantee to make the team at the start of camp.

My how things have changed. After an outstanding preseason, Wims is now a virtual lock to make the team. In fact, it would be a shock if he somehow didn’t make the team considering his talent, youth, and that he is under contract at a very team-friendly price.

Wims kicked off the preseason with a fantastic game against the Baltimore Ravens in the Hall of Fame game. In that contest, he hauled in seven receptions for 89 yards. However, that was done primarily against third and fourth string players and those types of performances must be taken with a grain of salt.

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What was special about Wims’ performance on Saturday was that it was against starters. And it was an impressive performance. Wims showcased a variety of skills in his four catches for 114 yards.

His first catch saw him put a nice move on the defender to pick up a first down when the Bears were backed up in their own end. Later in the drive, he took a shallow crossing route, turned on the jets, and took off for 54 yards. He capped off the drive by demonstrating tremendous body control on a corner route which he hauled in for a touchdown.

The more you watch Wims play, the more there is to like. You can’t help but come away with the feeling that the Bears might have come away with the steal of this year’s draft. And you can add him to the growing list of weapons Trubisky will have at his disposal this season.