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In search of Knox 2.0 - Who should Emery pick?

After the harsh, but necessary release of Johnny Knox by the Bears, it is even more evident Chicago needs to add a receiver who has some of the same qualities as Knox.

Think sub 4.4 speed, someone who can get behind the safeties, who can play slot as well as outside and who can maybe contribute in the return game. I know the guys listed, are mostly not as fast as Knox, but play very fast and have considerable other qualities.

Now there’s already been a lot of draft talk here at WCG, still I wanted to make a list of possible candidates. Some of them have been talked about, some have not, I might have let someone off who you think needs to be on here. If so, feel free to share so I can add them.

Should the Bears add a playmaker in the first 2 rounds, or should they address other positions and come back in the 4th to add a receiver, with the risk the top talent is gone?



Tavon Austin – West Virginia
5 ft 9 in – 180 lbs
Est. 40 time: 4.30
Projected: 1st – early 2nd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Iab2H4WD8 - Triple Threat (Tavon Austin Highlights)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxzPryPMB74 - Tavon's Night (Tavon Austin vs. Oklahoma 2012 Highlights)


DeAndre Hopkins – Clemson

6 ft 1 in – 195 lbs
Est. 40 time: 4.45
Projected: 1st – early 2nd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13cTixvMEos - Ultimate DeAndre Hopkins Highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJsbEp-aoWM - DeAndre Hopkins' Brilliant TD Reception vs. Auburn: ACC Must See Moment


Robert Woods – USC

6 ft 1 in – 190 lbs
Est. 40 time: 4.45
Projected: late 1st – 2nd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aLPm38LBwg - USC WR #2-13 Robert Woods Career Highlights 2010-2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmnl9FaFKHY - USC WR Robert Woods 2012 Highlights


Stedman Bailey - West Virginia
5 ft 10 in – 195 lbs
Est. 40 time: 4.40
Projected: 2nd - 3rd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOnISzeG2Ao - Steddy Ambition (Stedman Bailey Highlights)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9i0ZNwUURQ - Stedman 'Biletnikoff' Bailey (2012 Biletnikoff Finalist)


Markus Wheaton – Oregon State
5 ft 11 in – 185 lbs
Est. 40 time: 4.40
Projected: 2nd – 3rd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjtiPitIsgE - Markus Wheaton vs Arizona State 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrPsnQWU6kA - Markus Wheaton shakes Desmond Trufant (2013 Senior Bowl Practice)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-RkS8riVX0 - Markus Wheaton Oregon State 2012


Marquise Goodwin - Texas
5 ft 9 in – 180 lbs
Est. 40 time: 4.35
Projected: 3rd – 4th
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOdsTm_dj2M - Marquise Goodwin 2011 Junior Highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nq9emo0hWs - Marquise Goodwin vs Oregon State (2012)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU-pyCPMDoE - Marquise Goodwin finishes off big throw with a stiff arm


Ace Sanders - South Carolina
5 ft 8 in – 175 lbs
Est. 40 time: 4.35
Projected: 3rd – 4th
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQBIZprUxHc - Ace Sanders Punt Return Against Missouri
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSFDAeZ5038 - 2013 USC vs Michigan - Ace Sanders 63 Yd Punt Return TD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3djgbjiKX0 - Ace Sanders 2012 Highlights


Josh Boyce - TCU
5 ft 11 in – 200 lbs
Est. 40 time – 4.45
Projected: 4rd – 5th
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ9ZbpV8e30 - Josh Boyce 94 Yard TD Catch TCU Horned Frogs vs WVU 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU0nsocvvZM - Josh Boyce 66 Yard TD Catch TCU Horned Frogs vs Grambling 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tey0mfnNKJI - Josh Boyce Highlights

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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