Envision this: A 6-foot-4 wide receiver with 4.50 speed lining up in the slot. That's what the Bears have been doing with wide receiver Marquess Wilson in training camp.
With Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery on the outside, the Bears have been trying to find ways to give Wilson consistent snaps. So, he's in the slot and reportedly taking to it well. Matt Bowen wrote for the Chicago Tribune on Monday that Wilson has shown an increased dedication to training and working on his fundamentals, including his route-running. The results so far have been promising
"The young receiver has been impressive in camp and there are very positive signs of his development on display," Bowen wrote of Wilson.
Wilson is entering his second season and is just 21 years old. A dynasty darling, Wilson has a chance to become a known name in many fantasy circles this season. It will most likely happen in conjunction with an injury to Marshall or Jeffery, but Wilson could produce good numbers with the Bears' aggressive offense in case of such an event. He is a guy to put on your watch list late in drafts.