In the upcoming NFL Draft, which is about 3 months away, the Bears most glaring need is wide receiver.
They own the 18th pick in the upcoming draft and by the time they choose expect Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree, Missouri’s Jeremy Maclin and Florida’s Percy Harvin to all be off the board.
That’s why they should look at Maryland’s Darrius Heyward-Bey and North Carolina’s Hakeem Nicks.
Darrius Heyward-Bey’s College Statistics:
Career highlights and awards for Darrius Heyward-Bey
- 2006 The Sporting News first-team freshman All-America
- 2006 All-ACC second-team
- 2008 All-ACC honorable mention
fftoolbox.com says that “Darrius Heyward-Bey is a big 6-2 receiver who is simply an amazing athlete who can win a jump ball against any corner in the NFL.”
YouTube Highlights of Darrius Heyward-Bey
Hakeem Nicks’ College Statistics:
Career highlights and awards
- Most career receptions in UNC history (181)
- Most career TD receptions in UNC history (21)
- Most single-season TD receptions in UNC history (12)
fftoolbox.com says that “Nicks is not a pure speed receiver, but he has certainly been productive. At 6-2 and 210 pounds, he has decent size and could develop into a solid complimentary receiver on just about any team in the NFL.”
YouTube Highlights of Hakeem Nicks
So why should we care about these guys ?
Because they might help the Bears tremendously next season.
I’m not a big Kyle Orton fan, but he had horrible wide receivers this season.
Kyle Orton needs other help than Matt Forte.
Marty Booker, Brandon Lloyd and Rashied Davis are not #2 receivers in the NFL.
And Devin Hester is definitely not a #1.
I would love to have either of these guys, but I would prefer Nicks of Heyward-Bey, just because of the highlight above from YouTube.