WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 19: Kendall Wright #1 of the Baylor Bears runs during a game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Floyd Casey Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce the Bears pick from the podium at Radio City Music Hall in just two days. With his announcement, he'll share the latest work by Bears new general manager Phil Emery. Could Baylor receiver Kendall Wright be the name Goodell will say on behalf of Chicago?
Though Chicago addressed the No. 1 receiver need by trading for Brandon Marshall, the Bears still could use able receivers to give Jay Cutler as many targets as possible. Wright is someone who could step in and play for the Bears now while also serving as a long-term solution at receiver.
He finished a four-year career at Baylor with 4,004 yards. More than 1,660 of those yards came during his senior season, which ended up being much more impressive than his combine, where he was viewed as a little slow and heavy. He can get downfield quickly as well as shine as a slot receiver. At 5-foot-10, he's not bigger than many Bears receivers, but has shown good run blocking.
His versatility means that he could fit in well wherever the Bears decide to put him. If Devin Thomas or Eric Weems, who were both signed during free agency, don't turn into reasonable options, the Bears can use Wright to fill in while also developing him.
The problem? He's one of the best receiver in the draft and isn't likely to be around when the Bears come up at the 19th pick.