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NightLink: Notes from the Rookie Minicamp

Day one of the rookie minicamp has come to a close, and Brad Biggs has some notes...

The Bears had nine draft picks running around with nine undrafted free agents and 25 tryout players. General manager Jerry Angelo said after the draft that it was realistic for six draft picks to make the 53-man roster but that all nine had the qualities and attributes that made them a real possibility.

If an undrafted free agent makes the roster, it probably won't be more than one. So of the 43 players hustling through drills for the first time as part of a professional football team, maybe seven will be there come September.

Wide receiver Juaquin Iglesias looks the part. He has good size and catches the ball well with his hands. But if skill position players don't stand out in 7-on-7 drills and drills vs. air, well, then you have a real problem on your hands.

Cornerback D.J. Moore broke on the ball well and was praised by coach Lovie Smith afterward.

Wide receiver Johnny Knox showed all the speed and quickness that was advertised.

Fullback Will Ta'ufo'ou might not be quite the 253 pounds he's advertised to be.

Missouri's Chase Patton probably displayed the strongest arm of the three quarterbacks.

 Guard Lance Louis does not look like a tight end at 303 pounds. He's an athletic guard, not an oversized tight end, so he's just right wearing No. 60.

Any positive notes regarding our WRs, DBs, and back-up QBs are a welcome thing in my book.  If Patton keeps impressing, does that mean we will see Cutler/ Hanie/ Patton?  Would we have room on the final roster for 4 QBs?

Day two of the camp is tomorrow... more updates then.