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Bears meet with Virginia wide receiver Andre Levrone

The big-bodied wide out broke out in his 2017 senior campaign.

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Virginia
Andre Levrone could be an intriguing addition to the Bears’ improved wide receiver crop.
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The Chicago Bears did a lot to improve the talent at the wide receiver position in free agency. They hauled in Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel, re-signed Josh Bellamy, and are presumed to match the offer sheet that Cameron Meredith signed with the New Orleans Saints.

However, there’s no such thing as too much talent at the wide receiver position, which makes it reasonable that the Bears would be interested in adding some talent in later rounds or in undrafted free agency.

The latest prospect to meet with the team is Virginia wide out Andre Levrone, according to The Athletic’s Kevin Fishbain. Levrone is a big-bodied receiver at 6’3” and 225 pounds, but he has some speed to him: he ran a 4.47 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. He also benched 18 reps of 225 pounds at the event, as well as recording a 34-inch vertical jump and a 10’1” broad jump.

Levrone had a relatively quiet start to his collegiate career. He showed some promise in his redshirt freshman year, catching 15 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns. He suffered an injury in the first game of his 2015 campaign, though, and only caught eight passes for 126 yards in 2016. However, he broke out this past year, tallying 34 receptions for 689 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, the last of which led his team. His 20.3 yards-per-catch was the 14th-highest average in the FBS.

PFF stated that he was the best deep-ball receiver in the ACC.

Levrone is physical on jump balls, has good body control and has the straight-line speed to be a threat on deep passes. He’s still pretty raw in terms of his route running, though, and his overall production isn’t all that good. However, he has the physical tools to be an intriguing target as an undrafted free agent.