Chicago Bears Complete 7-Round Mock Draft: Revamping the offense

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Chicago Bears, Dazz Newsome
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57. WR. North Carolina. Dazz Newsome. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 220

This is where we should see the Bears take a shot on a potential steal at a skill position. No more grabbing seventh-round offensive linemen that nobody has heard of. This is the time to go snag a guy with plenty of potential to sneak onto the roster as a draft gem.

Wide receiver Dazz Newsome out of North Carolina reminds me a lot of that type of player. He’s a receiver who has flashed big time in several games.

The 5-foot-11 senior could rise closer to draft time, especially after we see what he can do at the Combine. He may end up being one of those receivers who shines at the combine, especially due to his breakaway speed and sticky hands.

Last year, Newsome caught 72 passes for 1,018 yards and 10 touchdowns. So far this year, he’s reeled in 46 passes for 601 yards and five scores.

Newsome is mostly a slot receiver, but he has the ability to line up outside and run a go-route with the best of them. That’s where he does some of his most eye-popping work. Newsome is crazy fast and can get behind a defense in a hurry.

This Bears offense needs work everywhere, and if Newsome is the best player on the board at this very last pick, he’s well-worth the selection. Adding another potent, speedy receiver to the fold is never a bad thing.

If he wants to make a name for himself in the NFL, the biggest thing he’ll have to show is that he can expand the kinds of routes he runs. He’s earned a lot of his production through those go-routes as well as quick, short out-routes.

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Chicago already has a speedster in Darnell Mooney, so the thought of putting another threat on the field to take the top off a defense is certainly intriguing. Give the quarterback the tools to succeed. That’s what it’s about, and Newsome could be just another tool for the offense.