The Chicago Bears have a huge sleeper on their roster that now has a massive opportunity this season.

Wide receiver Isaiah Coulter is an under-the-radar player that most NFL fans likely aren’t familiar with.

Coulter, who was selected in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans, is having a solid training camp so far for the Bears.

The former Rhode Island standout has been pointed out by reporters this summer as a player who has been building a strong connection with quarterback Justin Fields.

Coulter, who signed with the Bears before the 2021 season, doesn’t have a catch in an NFL game yet. But he should get a chance to make an impact for Chicago in 2022.

That’s because the Bears’ depth at wide receiver is lacking. Chicago is currently dealing with numerous injuries at the position, including a significant injury to N’Keal Harry, one of Chicago’s offseason additions.

Harry is undergoing surgery on Thursday and he’s expected to miss around eight weeks of action.

Harry’s injury combined with the Bears’ general lack of depth should allow Coulter to finally get a chance to shine. I’d expect him to see plenty of action during the preseason. And I wouldn’t be surprised if he earns a key role in the offense this season.

Coulter isn’t going to come out of nowhere to be a Pro-Bowler. But I think he can be a productive player for the Bears in 2022.

Chicago needs all the help at wide receiver they can get right now. If they aren’t going to sign a veteran during training camp, then Coulter stepping into a key role might be their best shot at upgrading their wide receiver group.

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