North Texas wideout Jaelon Darden is a perfect 3rd Round target for the Chicago Bears
If the Bears are able to come away with a starting tackle in the second round, then adding one more weapon for Fields in the third would be an absolute home run. The ideal target for this team should be North Texas’ Jaelon Darden.
We have talked extensively about Darden, here. He is one of the most electric prospects in the entire draft, Darden is a smaller slot receiver who would take the place of Anthony Miller right away. His speed is out of this world and he can get behind the defense in the blink of an eye.
His best trait is pretty simple: Darden has a nose for the end zone. He scores touchdowns, period. This kid ended the 2020 season with 19 receiving touchdowns in just nine games — and that was on 74 receptions for 1,190 yards. His previous season, Darden scored 12 touchdowns. He’s a machine. That’s what he does.
If you can picture a speedy slot receiver like Darden sandwiched between Mooney and Robinson on the outside, plus the athleticism of Fields and David Montgomery in the backfield, it’s not hard to get excited. This offense could look completely different if they are able to draft a weapon like Darden.
Getting a starting tackle and a third wideout in these two rounds would make this one of the best drafts the Bears have ever had, and they’d be competing with the NFC elite as soon as this season.