Rookie Marcus Freeman will be writing a weekly diary on the Bears official website. It should be interesting to follow his development, as well as get an insider's viewpoint on how the rookies are doing. From his first entry:
It’s been exactly one month since I was drafted by the Bears, and the experience so far has been like a roller-coaster. You come in with the rookies and you’re like, “Hey, I’m starting to get a grasp of this. I think I’m starting to get better and better.” And then when you come back the next week and work with the veterans, you realize, “No, man, I’m just back at the bottom of the totem pole.”
But I’m fortunate to be in a situation where I get to learn behind some of the best players in the NFL in Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher. You just try to see what makes them so good and try to take away as much information as you can.
The highlight for me over the past month has been just getting a chance to meet some of these guys and put on this Bears uniform and realize that right now I’m a Chicago Bear. It’s been a lifelong dream to be in the NFL and to actually sit in the same room as some of these guys and hear some of the stories of where they came from, it’s been awesome.
Freeman seems to have a good head on his shoulders, acknowledging the fact that the NFL is leaps and bounds more competitive than college, and keeping a good perspective on the process rookies will go through to get used to the game.