With the No. 133 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears selected Cincinnati wide receiver Tyler Scott.
Scott broke out for Cincinnati in 2022, when he caught 54 passes for 899 yards and 9 touchdowns. The speedy deep threat earned second-team All-AAC recognition for his performance, and he played a sizable role for the Bearcats when they made an appearance in the College Football Playoff after the 2021 season.
Having had the chance to speak with Scott, he is not only an electric athlete who can seriously stretch the field, but he’s also a high-character guy with a clear vision to succeed at the NFL level. Chicago added a talented wide receiver who should further boost their offense in an offseason where doing so has been a top priority.
Once Chicago made the pick, I headed to Twitter to put together a thread with a mini scouting report and notable clips regarding Scott.
THREAD: The #Bears just got a dangerous speedster and a future contributor in Cincinnati WR Tyler Scott.— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 29, 2023
Simply put, Scott is a certified speedy WR.— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 29, 2023
He has very good vertical speed and is able to stretch the field with how well he accelerates off the snap. #Bears pic.twitter.com/FcErUXDyM2
Scott is fast, but he’s also a crisp route runner who can stop on a dime.— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 29, 2023
He sinks his hips well into his cuts, and he uses that agility very well after the catch. #Bears pic.twitter.com/iZyN09Y8x8
Scott has nice inside-outside versatility, as he can beat you out of the slot and as a field WR.— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 29, 2023
For a smaller WR, he’s also a nice competitor at the catch point. #Bears pic.twitter.com/m9lhN0kkwK
Scott is explosive as a route runner, but he’s also smart.— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 29, 2023
He understands the concept of route leverage well and is able to adjust his stems to attack a DB’s blind spots. #Bears pic.twitter.com/sEJP2OTdQa
Here’s Tyler Scott’s #RAS card. Obviously, the speed shows up in spades with him.— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 29, 2023
Love this pick for the #Bears in Round 4. Nice depth who I think could be a nice starter at WR down the line. pic.twitter.com/YDtSR8V4TV