What the Bears are getting in WR Tyler Scott

The Chicago Bears selected Cincinnati wide receiver Tyler Scott with the 133rd overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft.

An Olympic-level speedster, this wide receiver adds an immediate vertical threat to the Bears’ offense. He’s still raw as a wide receiver and needs to add size, but he can contribute immediately on special teams.

Here’s a quick scouting report on Scott:


Position: WR

Age: 21

School: Cincinnati

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Measurables: 5-foot-10, 177 pounds


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  • Elite speed: 4.39 40-yard dash.

  • Great quickness and can create yards after the catch in space.

  • Good ball tracking, which makes him a vertical threat for any offense.


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  • Size: lacks mass and strength to fight through press coverage.

  • Former running back still learning how to run routes like a pro.

  • One dimensional right now as a route runner.

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Scott immediately becomes the fastest wide receiver on the offense and provides a vertical threat that can take the top off defenses. He also has a great opportunity to contribute immediately as a punt and kick returner.

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Story originally appeared on Bears Wire