The Chicago Bears’ rookie development program kicks off on Friday and there are plenty of story lines to watch concerning the Bears’ 2017 Draft class.
For example, No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky will begin getting acclimated to what will become familiar surroundings at Halas Hall. The developmental track for the former one-year college starter officially kicks off as he starts to take snaps from under center and digest a multi-layered playbook.
Also, new tight end Adam Shaheen and all of his 6-foot-6, 278 pound frame, will try to show off his physical ability against NFL-level competition after dominating at the Division II level. For these players and more, its the dawn of a new day as they learn how to play at the professional level on the fly.
I joined co-hosts Josh Frydman and Jarrett Payton on ‘CLTV Sports Feed’ to discuss some of the concerns and positive traits of the Bears’ latest influx of talent, which draft picks were appreciated the most, and even the possible heavy workload of last year’s rookie Pro Bowl running back Jordan Howard on a transitional team in 2017.
We touched on that and the future of head coach John Fox as general manager Ryan Pace is clearly not trying to win now given his latest draft. What’s at stake for the veteran coach in the near future?
The link below has full access to our in-depth conversation on a crystal ball assessment of the Bears post-draft.
Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for the Rock River Times and is a staff writer for Windy City Gridiron. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.