The Chicago Bears have traded up for the second time today to select Tulane wide receiver, Darnell Mooney. Mooney plays as fast as his 4.38 40-yard dash, and the Bears have finally added a burner to their wide receiver corps.
When you think of Mooney, the term YAC comes to mind. The Bears try to emulate what Andy Reid does in Kansas City, and they have multiple receivers that can take a four-yard slant to the house. This is what the Bears are hoping for with Darnell Mooney. Although his 5-foot-10, 176 lb frame isn’t ideal, he can still contribute to the Bears’ wide receiver group.
Mooney had a terrific 2018 campaign with 48 receptions, 993 yards (20.7 AVG), and eight touchdowns. He was a four-year contributor at Tulane, and what’s most impressive is his 16.7 Y/R career average. He did see a dip in production in 2019, but the Bears don’t need him to come in and contribute on day one. This was a stacked receiver class and a fifth-rounder one year could be a third-rounder in a different year. Overall, the Bears received great value with this pick, and now have someone that can rack up some much-needed YAC.