Chicago Bears: NFL Combine standouts who should be draft targets

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Chicago Bears, Antonio Gibson
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Wide Receiver Antonio Gibson, Memphis

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 228lbs

40-Yard Dash: 4.39 seconds

Bench Press: 16 reps

Vertical Jump: 35 inches

Broad Jump: 118 inches

Let’s talk about the unicorn of the position players. Antonio Gibson is such a peculiar, yet fun prospect. Technically, he is a wide receiver. Yet, plenty of teams would use him at running back as well. Either way, this kid has enormous upside as a hybrid offensive weapon.

Gibson has only one year of strong production, but everything you see on tape speaks volumes about what he could be in the NFL. The Bears need to add speed on offense, especially with the departure of Taylor Gabriel. This would be a great move, adding Gibson.

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At Memphis, you saw Gibson line up everywhere. He played much of his time in the slot, but also saw some snaps out of the back field. With his blistering 4.39 speed, Gibson is a nightmare for linebackers if he were to come streaming out of the back field.

Last year, Gibson touched the ball just 71 times but scored 12 touchdowns. The most ridiculous number you can find across his stat sheet is his 19.3 yards-per-catch average from 2019 — that’s impressive.

Gibson is projected anywhere from the middle to later rounds, but his Combine sure helped that stock. He would be a perfect pick for the Bears, especially considering where he’s likely to fall.