Not many people expected the Chicago Bears to draft a wide receiver with any of their draft picks in 2019. But when Riley Ridley slid into the fourth round, despite having limited draft capital, Ryan Pace pulled the trigger.
At first glance, you might look at the selection, and even if you recognize the value, you may wonder what the point is of adding Ridley to a crowded group of wide receivers.
But when you look big picture, you’ll see why this makes sense. Most teams use standard 3-WR sets. The Bears do some different looks with 2 TE sets and 2 RB sets and move Cohen all over the place, but you’ll still see the standard 3 WRs out there often.