The 2017 NFL Draft is over, and for the Chicago Bears, this year’s draft will be one to remember – whether that be for the right or wrong reasons remains to be seen. I’m talking mostly, of course, about their trade up from the number three spot to number two to pick University of North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in the first round.
However, in the video below I took a look back at the 2016 season and highlighted a handful of plays from emerging wide receiver Cameron Meredith. Meredith had somewhat of a breakout season with 66 catches for 888 yards and four touchdowns in 2016, but 2017 will be his most important season yet. With the loss of Alshon Jeffery in free agency and the uncertainty surrounding Kevin White’s health, Meredith will be expected to emerge as the Bears number one wide receiver.
Can he be that guy? Well from what we see below the potential is there, as you’ll see some big plays he was able to make in 2016 and how he was able to get into position to make these plays. It’s now up to him to take this opportunity given to him and be a true number one.