Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson was a seventh-round pick in last year's draft. He played in nine games and caught two passes as a rookie. But Brandon Marshall wants everyone out there to know that Wilson is not your usual seventh-rounder
"I really want to talk about Marquess Wilson," Marshall said in a recent interview with CBSSports.com. "He came down and trained with us the whole offseason. We're really looking for him to do some big things. This guy, he's probably the steal of the draft last year. I'm going to say that. He came in, he put in the work, he looks like a body builder. Fast, strong, explosive. I'm looking forward to seeing him in OTAs."
Wilson, if nothing else, presents the Bears with another receiver with whom it is tough to match up. Between him, Marshall, Alshon Jeffery , and Martellus Bennett , the Bears could have four pass-catchers 6-foot-3 or taller on the field at the same time. He is the early slim favorite to claim the Bears' No. 3 WR gig out of training camp, but veteran Domenik Hixon could create some noise.
Wilson's short-term fantasy value may have a low ceiling as he may be squeezed out in this numbers game. Besides those two great wideouts and serviceable tight end, running back Matt Forte is going to see a large number of targets, too. But Wilson should be an upgrade on Earl Bennett and is a name to keep in mind as a late-round stash in deeper leagues.