Chicago Bears meet with intriguing wide receiver ahead of 2022 NFL draft

The Chicago Bears are doing their homework on a big position of need ahead of the 2022 NFL draft.

General Manager Ryan Poles and his staff continue to meet with prospects, hosting them for in-person visits and visits over Zoom. But on Monday, news broke that the Bears are meeting with one of the top receivers in this class.

Per multiple reports, Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks is in Chicago meeting with Bears brass at Halas Hall for a predraft visit. Burks is considered one of the top receivers in this class, ranking anywhere from WR3 to WR5 in the predraft process.

#Arkansas star WR Treylon Burks is set to visit the Chicago #Bears today, and Arizona #Cardinals tomorrow, per source.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Burks does have a first-round grade on him going into this draft and should be a big target of teams looking to pick from lets say No. 15 on come the end of this month. But that hasn’t stopped the Bears from doing their homework on a prospect that is at a position of need.

Take a look at Burks’ scouting report via Lance Zierlein of NFL.com:

Big, smooth and natural, Burks possesses the versatility to operate from wherever you want and get to wherever you need no matter the competition. He’s a mismatch receiver combining size, strength and competitiveness similar to the Titans’ A.J. Brown, but his speed testing at the NFL Scouting Combine did not meet expectations. Arkansas benefitted by putting the ball in his hands from a variety of alignments and there is no reason to believe NFL play-callers won’t benefit from doing the same. The tape is extremely exciting with real NFL skills jumping off the screen, but his potential to become a high-volume, three-level target is a little more cloudy after a relatively disappointing showing at the combine.

That sounds like an ideal fit for a team that needs to give Justin Fields a weapon in their offense.

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