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2013 NFL Draft: Bears pre-draft visits

NFL teams are allowed to host up to 30 players at their own facilities ahead of the draft. How much stock is put into these visits is hard to determine. Some teams use them as smoke screens, others use them for players they want more information on and some use them to really get to know a prospect they are interested in. This is an attempt to compile as many of the Bears pre-draft workouts as possible.


The NFL Draft is just days away and there is plenty of excitement building. The draft is the biggest-single offseason event that isn't training camp. Who goes where, who is making trades, all that goes into what makes the draft great.

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After searching around, I could not find a comprehensive list of the Bears' pre-draft visits and I figured it was relevant information that many draft junkies would want to know. No doubt many of these links may have appeared in Spongie's always through Bears Den but I wanted to make a separate post because some of the info could have been lost in larger articles that perhaps were not clicked on.

By no means is this list official, but it was all of the information I could find, with the links to back it up. Again, there is no reason to believe that the Bears are for sure going to draft any of these guys, but it's definitely worth checking out.

Players the Bears have met with:

Robert Alford, CB, Sourtheast Louisiana - Link

Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon - Link, Link

Jonathan Bostic, LB, Florida - Link, Link

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Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State - Link

Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State - Link

Travis Fredrick, C, Wisconsin - Link

Zaviar Gooden, LB, Missouri - Link

Khassem Greene, LB, Rutgers - Link

Edmund Kugbila, OG, Valdosta State - Link

Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia - Link

Brandon McGee, CB, Miami (Fla.) - Link

Keavon Milton, TE, Louisiana Monroe - Link

Brian Schwenke, C, Cal - Link

Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M - Link

Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame - Link

Don Unamba, DB, Southern Arkansas - Link

B.W. Webb, DB, William & Mary - Link

Keegan Wetzel, OLB, Navy - Link

Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse - Link

Those are the guys I could find links to private meetings they held with the Bears. If you would like to see a comprehensive list of all the players the Bears met with from the Senior Bowl to the East-West Shrine Game, the combine and anywhere else, I recommend this list from Walter Football. Another good source is this story stream from our very own SBNation.

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Which prospects catch your eye? Which do you think are smoke screens? Are there any I missed? If so, please drop a link in the comments.