Brandon Marshall: A
Marshall has proven to be everything that we wanted him to be. He blows up defenses and displays that ''my ball' mentality that we've lacked in Chicago. Cutler loves him and will work hard to get him involved in the offense. Perhaps the best thing about Marshall is that he takes the focus off the questions about the rest of the receivers.
Alshon Jeffery: B
Jeffery has great physical skills and the talent to be a solid wide receiver in the NFL. He's had a good summer, and with Marshall getting most of the attention, Jeffery has an opportunity to shine.
He will begin the season as a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver. But before the season is over, look for him to be starting opposite Marshall.
Devin Hester: C+
As a wide receiver, Hester isn't turning any heads. He's nowhere near the NFL elite, and he doesn't have a lot of the typical tools that elite receivers need.
He is fast as heck, though. He's dangerous when he has the ball in space, and he's a threat to go all the way every time he touches the ball.
The best thing about Hester is that with Marshall and Jeffery in the offense, he won't be asked to be the top guy. He'll be able to work the slot or line up in the backfield. As the No. 3 receiver, Hester's strengths can be exploited and his weaknesses concealed. For that reason, he's a better receiving option this season than he's been in the past.
Earl Bennett: B
Bears fans are hoping that Bennett can prove that he's worth the big contract he signed this offseason. Like Hester, as the No. 3 or No. 4 receiver, he won't be asked to carry the load. That will allow him to work the soft spots of the defense and keep defenders from crowding the line to stop the run.
Eric Weems: C+
Weems is a smaller, less flashy version of Hester. He is dangerous when he's returning kicks and punts, but he's too small to be a legitimate threat at wide receiver. Look for him to contribute occasionally on offense, or if there's a key injury to one of the guys in front of him.
His contribution to special teams can't be overstated, though. He gives Hester a break and keeps him fresh.
Dane Sanzenbacher: C+
Sanzenbacher survived the final preseason cut with that great one-handed catch against Cleveland. He was more of a possession receiver for the Bears last season, but dropped too many balls that should have been caught.
The word on Sanzenbacher is that he's had a great summer. If he can translate that into solid production, the Bears will have one of the deepest WR corps they've had in many years.
Johnny Knox: Incomplete
Knox is on the Bears' roster, but is on the Physically Unable to Perform list, so he doesn't count against the roster cap. The Bears want to give him every chance to come back from the terrible spinal injury that he sustained last season and will keep him eligible for the active roster as long as possible.
Realistically, though, Knox will be on the PUP until the Bears are forced to put him on Injured Reserve.