Last season the Bears had a few breakout players. These players were DT Nick Williams and MLB Nick Kwiatkowski. They both ended up departing in the offseason. Now the Bears are looking for other depth players to step up incase of another key injury. 3rd year receiver Javon Wims seems destined to have a breakout year.
Wims has had a special journey to get to the NFL. He was a 0 star recruit out of high school, due to basketball being his primary sport. He ended up walking on at Hinds Community College. During his one year at Hinds he recorded 47 reception for 779 yards and nine touchdowns. After the season ended, he was recruited by big-name schools such as Miami, Oklahoma and Georgia. Wims ended up committing to Georgia. To say that was the best choice he could’ve made would be an understatement. During his 1st season he was mainly a backup and only recorded 17 reception with 190 yards and a touchdown. He saw major improvement in his 2nd, and final, season. He led the FBS runner-up Bulldogs in receiving stats with 45 reception with 720 yards and seven touchdowns. After the season was over, he declared for the 2018 NFL Draft.
Wims had to wait until the 7th round to hear his name called. In his 1st season he didn’t play in very many games and didn’t record much stats. However, he did impress in the preseason, making many acrobatic catches. Now last season he had an increased role mainly due to Taylor Gabriel’s frequent injuries. He ended up having 186 yards and one touchdown in 2019. I expect Wims to get an increased role and be the Bears number 3 receiver.