This is what the 2016 Chicago Bears season has come down to, getting excited for a Daniel Braverman sighting on the 29th of November. Despite lasting until the seventh-round, and then not only being cut by the Bears at the end of the preseason, but then going unclaimed through waivers, there is still a lot to be excited about for the rookie wide receiver out of Western Michigan.
First of all, just check out the dude’s highlight reel from college:
Not only does Braverman have an innate ability to make the first defender miss, he also has the speed to run right past them as well. It’s also encouraging to see him putting up this tape against opponents such as Ohio State and Michigan State.
Bears wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson elaborated on Braverman’s skillset:
“Braverman is a guy with phenomenal short-area quickness…He just needs to continue to work and continue to understand the pro game.”
Braverman’s position as the slot-receiver will be a welcome sight for a Bears team that has only seen sporadic production from starting slot receiver Eddie Royal, due to his never-ending injuries. With Kevin White and Marquess Wilson on the outside, Braverman could fit perfectly into the Bears offense of the future if he can blossom in the slot.
With the rest of the team either injured or suspended, Daniel Braverman is about as good as it gets right now as far as reasons to watch the Chicago Bears. Unfortunately, he’s probably not in on the conspiracy among the other Bears receivers to drop game-winning touchdown passes in order to preserve a higher draft pick. So just don’t blame the guy if he happens to catch one in the end zone.