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A one time projected second-round pick, Marquess Wilson dropped to the Bears in the seventh round following his fallout at Washington State University that ultimately led to him leaving the team.
He was suspended late in the 2012 season and decided to quit the team, all while ripping head coach Mike Leach on his way out the door.
Despite his character concerns, he was more than worth the risk in the seventh round for a Bears team still needing help at the position.
Between the 2010 and 2011 seasons, he combined for 137 catches, 2,394 yards and 18 touchdowns. In nine games during the 2012 season, he had 52 catches for 813 yards and five touchdowns.
Wilson has great speed (ran a 4.51 40-yard dash at the combine) and has the ability to stretch the field. He is great at going up and catching the football at its highest point and has shown an ability to lay out and catch balls.
He showed that off during Sunday's one-on-one drills where he made an adjustment in the air to make a diving catch, much to the delight of the crowd.
After practice, head coach Marc Trestman said of Wilson's diving catch, per CBS Chicago:
It was a good catch. This is a game of 1-on-1 and contested throwing battles. We talk about it every day and we look at it hard. Who won the contested throwing battle and usually that’s a point of emphasis on game days.
While there is no guarantee that Wilson makes the roster, strong showings like Sunday could push him into the mix.