The Chicago Bears showed everyone in the second half of the 2011 season just how badly their offense needs additional weapons to go alongside quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte. Without the unit's key playmakers, things essentially fell apart on that side of the ball.
Considering that, ESPN's Mel Kiper has the Bears selected Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd with the No. 19 overall pick in his first mock draft of the year.
[The Bears] now must find some help for Cutler at wide receiver. The current group has some speed, but he could use a big target, and Floyd can be that guy. He has a big frame, but Floyd actually dropped some weight for the 2011 season, and he managed to look quicker and more explosive in and out of his breaks without giving up much as a physical receiver. He'd be a nice option in this offense and a threat in the red zone.
Floyd had a big year for the Fighting Irish while establishing himself as one of the nation's top playmakers. After a breakout year as a junior in 2010, he finished his senior season with 100 catches for 1147 yards and 9 touchdowns.
With the Bears currently looking at Johnny Knox and Earl Bennett as their top receivers, it may be the time to take their first wide receiver in the first round since David Terrell in 2001.
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