When asked about the possibility of WR Alshon Jeffery starting opposite Brandon Marshall, Bears beat writer Dan Pompei responded, "I would be stunned if Jeffrey were a day-one starter. Most rookie wide receivers take a little time. Don't forget he came out of school early. He is not a finished product and my suspicion is it will take him a while to get up to snuff. There were 28 wide receivers drafted last year. Only two of them were listed as opening-day starters, and those players were taken with the fourth overall selection (A.J. Green by the Bengals) and sixth overall selection (Julio Jones by the Falcons). Only five rookies made more than four starts: first-rounders Green (15 starts) and Jones (15), second-rounders Titus Young (nine) and Greg Little (12), and fifth-rounder Denarius Moore (10). As of now, Devin Hester is the starting flanker on the Bears."
When asked about the possibility of WR Alshon Jeffery s...
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