The Senior Bowl takes place this Saturday, January 30 at 2:30 p.m. ET from Mobile, Alabama, but this week is where all the real action will take place. NFL general managers, scouts and coaches will be down there meeting with prospects this week at practice.
Last week the Bears were down at the East-West Shrine game and all the reports about them meeting with prospects centered around wide receivers. So the first report from Mobile shouldn't be a surprise.
RosterWatch, which has a weekly radio show on Sirius XM, is reporting that the Bears talked with Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller.
Miller (6'2", 220) was recruited to Ohio State to play quarterback and that's exactly where he began his Big 10 career. He was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013 after going over the 2,000 yard mark passing and the 1,000 yard mark rushing.
He redshirted the 2014 season with a shoulder injury and in 2015 he switched to wide receiver because the Buckeyes were loaded at QB.
In 2015 Miller had 26 receptions, 341 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns, and 260 rushing yards with a rushing touchdown. he also completed his lone pass of the season for 3 yards.
He's obviously a raw receiving talent, but he's a fantastic athlete. CBS Sports has him currently listed as a possible 3rd round WR prospect. Scouts will get a good up close look at him with the other wide outs at the Senior Bowl practices this week.