Rome Odunze
Wide Receiver
Ht: Wt: Age: Exp: years College: Washington Drafted: Undrafted
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Position Rank: 213th
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Posted: 6/27/2024 5:27 pm GMT
Chicago Bears WR Rome Odunze is an "every-down player" and "in contention" to win the punt return job, according to special teams coordinator Richard Hightower. "Rome is an every-down player. Rome's a first-down player, a second-down player, a third-down player and a fourth-down player. He had three returns on the books (in college) and one of those three returns was a house call. ... He's in contention (for the punt return job), just like everybody else. Best man will win, cream rises to the top," Hightower said.
Huddle Up: Odunze's ability to win the punt return job will not have much impact on most fantasy managers, but it could for those who play in leagues who offer bonuses for return yardage. In those leagues, winning the return job might be just the thing managers need to bridge the gap between waiting his turn for significant playing time alongside DJ Moore and Keenan Allen and moving into the starting lineup. Of course, Odunze's punt return responsibilities would likely disappear if one of the two veterans misses time this season.
Posted: 6/18/2024 4:39 am GMT
Chicago Bears WR Rome Odunze lined up at all three positions (X, Z, and the slot) during the offseason program as the team is confident in his ability to run the necessary routes from each spot. The Bears also took a look at Odunze on punt returns, which is something he did in a limited capacity at the University of Washington.
Huddle Up: Expect plenty of hype surrounding Odunze, the ninth overall pick in April, leading up to Week 1, but don't get swept up in it. Keenan Allen and DJ Moore should be the top targets this season, barring injury, so don't consider the rookie as more than a WR5 with upside.
Posted: 6/13/2024 9:22 pm GMT
Chicago Bears WR Rome Odunze said he would like to break Los Angeles Rams WR Puka Nacua's rookie record of 1,486 yards in a season, according to The Chicago Sun-Times' Jason Lieser.
Huddle Up: Odunze will have a role in the passing game this season but may be behind DJ Moore and Keenan Allen in terms of targets during games. He should still be a solid option in fantasy leagues during his rookie season and could be a No. 4 or No. 5 receiver for players.
Posted: 5/30/2024 5:24 pm GMT
Chicago Bears WR Rome Odunze (hamstring) took part in practice on Thursday, May 30, after missing most of the first week of organized team activities with a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Odunze's rookie season will likely be capped if Keenan Allen and DJ Moore stay healthy, but he will still bring some value to the team as a contested-catch weapon and field-stretcher in that scenario in 2024. He is without question one of the top third receivers in the league and should be considered a strong fantasy option in any week Allen and Moore cannot play. Consider him a WR5 option now with WR3 upside.
Posted: 5/24/2024 9:21 pm GMT
Chicago Bears WR Rome Odunze (hamstring) did not participate in the voluntary workout Thursday, May 23, because of a hamstring injury he suffered during the rookie minicamp.
Huddle Up: The Bears are likely taking things slow with Odunze, but he may not be on the field again until training camp. He will be a top three receiver for the Bears this upcoming season and can be at least a No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 5/11/2024 9:37 pm GMT
Chicago Bears WR Rome Odunze (hamstring) was absent from practice due to hamstring tightness Saturday, May 11.
Huddle Up: This will be something to monitor as soft-tissue injuries are never ideal this early. But there's still a lot of time left before training camp so managers should still view Odunze as a fringe WR3 option in fantasy.
Posted: 5/11/2024 5:36 pm GMT
Chicago Bears WR Rome Odunze (hamstring) is sitting out at rookie minicamp on Saturday, May 11, due to hamstring tightness.
Posted: 4/26/2024 1:10 am GMT
Washington WR Rome Odunze was selected by the Chicago Bears with the ninth overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: The Bears have DJ Moore and Keenan Allen as their main receivers, but Odunze probably will be the No. 3 receiver for the Bears. He should see a handful of targets each game and can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 4/21/2024 7:35 pm GMT
The New York Jets may prefer WRs Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers and Rome Odunze if they fall over TE Brock Bowers, according to ESPN's Richi Cimini on Sunday, April 21. "Here's what we're hearing: The Jets could pick a wide receiver in the unlikely event that one of the top three falls to 10. They're also interested in offensive tackles, with Notre Dame's Joe Alt, Oregon State's Taliese Fuaga and Washington's Troy Fautanu thought to be their top preferences. Alt probably will be off the board, so the choice could come down to Bowers versus their OT2," said Cimini.
Posted: 4/08/2024 8:12 pm GMT
Washington WR Rome Odunze and Penn State DE Chop Robinson are having official visits with the Arizona Cardinals Monday, April 8, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
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