Chicago Bears: Post-2021 NFL Draft 53-man roster projection

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Projecting the 2021 Chicago Bears wideouts and tight ends

Wide Receivers: Allen Robinson, Darnell Mooney, Anthony Miller, Marquise Goodwin, Dazz Newsome, Riley Ridley

What a fun group of receivers this is going to be. Of course, you have Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney as the two starters. Then, it gets interesting. Anthony Miller survived draft weekend and still hasn’t been traded. At this stage, it might be worth keeping him this year simply because he could still turn things around and be a valuable depth piece.

The excitement begins, though, with a healthy Marquise Goodwin. If he’s ready to go, Goodwin is one of the fastest players in the NFL. There are going to be certain sets where he and Mooney take the field at the same time, and the defensive backs better be ready for a foot race.

Then, there’s rookie Dazz Newsome who could easily take the slot job from Miller. Lastly, Riley Ridley continues to stick around, although buried on the depth chart since his rookie year for some reason.

Tight Ends: Cole Kmet, Jimmy Graham, J.P. Holtz, Demetrius Harris

This is where free agency predictions come into play. Now that the draft is over, teams will start looking at the remaining free agent pool to fill out some additional needs. The Bears still need a blocking tight end, and bringing back Demetrius Harris on a minimal deal makes a lot of sense.

With Harris back, the Bears then have four tight ends who fill all of their needs. Cole Kmet and Jimmy Graham will get the most run, of course, due to their pass-catching prowess.