Earlier today, our lead draft analyst, EJ Snyder, shared his scouting reports for some of the “rumored” undrafted free agents for the Chicago Bears. He managed to give us some info on eight of them, but now that the Bears have finally announced their initial 2017 UDFA class, we’ll have to pick his brain on the other five guys. Hit him up on Twitter @thedraftsmanFB for the skinny on these guys.
Here are the 13 UDFAs signed by the Bears.
(The first 8 are whom EJ gave his scouting reports on)
RB - Joel Bouagnon, Northern Illinois University (6'1", 230)
FB - Freddie Stevenson, Florida State University (6', 234)
WR - Tanner Gentry, University of Wyoming (6'1", 208)
WR - Jhajuan Seales, Oklahoma State University (6', 205)
WR/KR - Levonte “Kermit” Whitfield, Florida State University (5’8", 185)
TE - Franko House, Ball State University (6'6"/248)
DL - Rashaad Coward, Old Dominion (6'6", 310)
K - Andy Phillips, University of Utah (5'11", 209)
EJ updated the above article with three more scouting reports so go check it out!
OLB - Hendrick Ekpe, Minnesota (6’3”, 245) - College defensive end will play OLB for the Bears.
OLB - Alex Scearce, Coastal Carolina (6’3”, 235) - Had 8 sacks and 5 interceptions in 2016, played safety early in his college career.
OLB - Isaiah Irving, San Jose State (6’3”, 255) - Team leading 7 sacks as a senior.
OL - Dieugot Joseph, Florida International (6’6”, 293) - Recruited as a defensive end, switched to left tackle because of prototypical build.
OL - Mitch Kirsch, James Madison (6’5”, 306) - Three year starter mostly on the right side, may kick inside to guard.
There are nine veteran try out players that will be at rookie minicamp this weekend, including former Jacksonville Jaguar and Michigan Wolverine, Denard “Shoelace” Robinson, who has over a thousand yards rushing in his four year career. Also at the minicamp on a try out basis is two year pro, Titus Davis, who played his high school ball at Wheaton Warrenville South High School in Wheaton, Illinois. Titus is the older brother of Corey Davis, who went 5th overall to the Titans.
There is only one player that played for the Bears last year at the minicamp, and that is Roy Robertson-Harris, who missed all of last year on the non football injury list.
Here’s the full rookie minicamp roster. If the PDF below is tough to read, you can click here for the original document.
Any of these guys stand out as potential 53 man roster types?
And in case you missed it, my latest podcast...
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