Top WR Prospect Identifies Bears as Ideal Landing Spot

The Chicago Bears are already becoming a preferred destination thanks to Caleb Williams.
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The Chicago Bears are going through a pivotal offseason for the future of the franchise. Armed with the first and the ninth overall picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Bears have a chance to set themselves up for the future and build the skeleton of a contender.

At this point, it's all but guaranteed that Chicago will draft Caleb Williams with the No. 1 overall pick. With their franchise QB at the helm, the Bears will then look to bring in more offensive weapons around him.

General manager Ryan Poles did a solid job this offseason to bolster the offensive unit. Bringing in Keenan Allen and D'Andre Swift will almost certainly make the Bears a more dynamic offensive team next season. And it looks like this core is already making Chicago an attractive destination for other players.

One of the top wide receivers in the 2024 NFL Draft, Xavier Legette of South Carolina is already expressing his desire to play with Williams, and alongside DJ Moore and Allen.

Bears Draft News: Top WR Prospect Xavier Legette Interested in Chicago

In an interview with NBC Sports Chicago, Legette had nothing but amazing things to say about Allen, Moore, and Williams. He highlighted how great of an opportunity it would be to learn from Allen and Moore while catching passes from Williams.

"Oh man, Caleb Williams, man, his arm talent is crazy. I really don’t know how he thinks when he’s off the field, but his arm talent is crazy, man. He can put the ball anywhere. Just being able to already have that in a quarterback and then just being able to pick his brain, man, we would be great, and we’d grow together."

South Carolina WR Xavier Legette

It's important to note, however, that the Bears-Legette pairing is highly unlikely. The speedy 6-foot-1 receiver is projected to be a late-first, early-second-round selection. The Bears, on the other hand, don't have a draft pick until the 75th-overall pick after their No. 9 selection.

Therefore, Chicago would either have to trade down in the first round, acquire more assets in the meantime, and draft Legette, or trade up from their third-round selection into the early second round to grab him.

This only seems realistic if all of Marvin Harrison Jr, Rome Odunze, and Malik Nabers are off the board when Chicago is on the clock.

Even though Legette ending up with the Bears is unrealistic, it's great to see Chicago finally being seen as a preferred destination.

On FanDuel Sportsbook, the most likely ninth-overall pick in the draft is Washington's Rome Odunze. (+195) The Bears would love to land him but whether he will be available there remains to be seen.

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