Chicago Bears: Round 3 targets in 2019 NFL Draft

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Chicago Bears, Andy Isabella
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Wide Receiver Andy Isabella, UMASS

Wide receiver? Really?

Absolutely. At this point in the draft, if Andy Isabella is available, it will be very, very difficult to pass him up.

Matt Nagy can figure out what he’s going to do with the depth chart at a later date, but the point is, this kid can play.

At 5-foot-9, 188 pounds, Isabella can flat-out fly. He ran an impressive 4.31 in his 40-yard dash. The great thing about Isabella is, he is more than just a possession receiver.

His footwork and route-running are incredible, which makes many believe he’d be a great slot guy. That may be true, but he runs routes so well, and is so fast, that his potential as a deep threat and every-down receiver is absolutely apparent.

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Last year, he caught 102 passes at UMass. He was a target monster and made them count, averaging 16.6 yards per reception in 2018 while catching 13 touchdowns.

The quiet strength he possesses is also at running the football. He can be used in so many ways with his versatility, and ran the ball 40 times during his college career, averaging 8.6 yards per tote and scoring twice.

Isabella would be yet another weapon Nagy could use in several ways. Again, the depth chart would get interesting, especially with the addition of Cordarrelle Patterson and second-year wideout Javon Wims expected to see the field more. But, this is an instance where I’d be glad I’m not the coach.