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Are the Chicago Bears all in on Deshaun Watson?

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Today was the pro day of the National Champion Clemson Tigers, and there are 14 of their prospects working out for NFL teams. The highest profile of the 14 Tigers is without question, quarterback Deshaun Watson, who will be looking to erase any doubt about his arm strength.

The Chicago Bears not only have general manager Ryan Pace down in South Carolina, scouting Watson and his teammates, but head coach John Fox, offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains and quarterback coach Dave Ragone as well.

For those scoring at home, those four guys were probably there to closely watch Watson.

If the Bears do covet Watson, they’ll likely have to pull the trigger with the 3rd overall pick, because it’s doubtful he makes it back around to them in the 2nd round and the 36th overall selection. Chicago could try to get creative and trade back from three, or trade back into the 1st round to snag Watson later, but if they believe he’s a franchise quarterback, why play games.

Here’s the full list of Clemson participants;

If cornerback Cordrea Tankersley falls to the 2nd round, he’s be a guy to keep an eye on for the Bears.

Tight end Jordan Leggett may get pushed down the board a bit in this good tight end class, but he’s a good, versatile receiver that will need to work on his blocking.

But back to Watson, here are a few clips of him working out.

And a few observations from those in attendance.

Dabo Swinney is Clemson’s head coach an din case you missed it, he said this about his former QB.

“He’s humble, the same guy every day, and always ready,” Swinney said of Watson. “He comes to every meeting prepared. That’s how you change things, you change the culture, through — for me it’s through discipline and recruiting, staffing and all that stuff. For them, it’s decision-making, it’s who you pick. And I’m just telling you: They pass on Deshaun Watson, they’re passing on Michael Jordan. I mean, I don’t know what the heck I’m talking about, I’m just an old funky college coach, but Deshaun Watson is the best, by a long shot.”

What do you guys think, will Watson be there for the Bears at three?

If so should the Bears take him?