Chicago Bears: 4 players that could alter depth chart

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Chicago Bears, Riley Ridley
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Wide Receiver Riley Ridley

On one hand, it is still hard to believe Ryan Pace went wide receiver with his second pick in the draft this year. It’s truly remarkable that Pace stuck to his “best player available” type strategy, even though the Bears were already deep at the receiver position.

But, Riley Ridley was too good to pass up in the fourth round. This guy is someone many were touting as a second-rounder. The Bears absolutely stole him in the fourth round.

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Because of the confidence the Bears showed in Ridley, despite having a crowded receiver room, I think this will inspire Ridley even more. He is talented enough to overcome the competition, and I think by season’s end he will have established himself as the no. 3 receiver on the team behind Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller.

Heck, with Miller’s health up in the air right now, Ridley might even ride the momentum all the way to the no. 2 spot. His route running is simply too good for him to not be on the field, and it’s also a quarterback’s best friend. Mitchell Trubisky‘s job becomes a whole lot easier when his guys are open, and that’s what Ridley does best.