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Film study: New Bears WR Dazz Newsome a dynamic threat

Sixth-round wide receiver Dazz Newsome brings plenty of value in space for the Bears.

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The Bears added a dynamic wide receiver to their offense in the form of North Carolina’s Dazz Newsome with the No. 221 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Newsome was productive at the collegiate level, catching 188 passes for 2,435 yards and 18 touchdowns in his four seasons for the Tar Heels. He also was a productive punt returner, tallying a touchdown in 2018 and averaging 11.1 yards per return.

His Pro Day testing wasn’t necessarily ideal, but don’t get it twisted: Newsome looks really explosive on tape. He changes direction incredibly well after the catch and accelerates very well in his first step after making grabs out of the slot. He has solid deep speed and very good ball skills and body control, which helps him stay in bounds along the sidelines and making toe-drag grabs. For a smaller receiver, he has strong hands and can make impressive grabs in tight coverage.

I took to the tape to break down what Newsome brings to Chicago.

For more info on the Bears pick of Dazz Newsome, be sure to give Robert Schmitz and Jacob Infante a listen on Robert’s Bears With Me podcast. They’ve been breaking down each pick on a show by show basis, so subscribe to us at the WCG Podcast Channel to guarantee you never miss a thing.