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The Bears spoke with the University of South Dakota’s Chris Streveler

Could the Chicago Bears be looking for a developmental quarterback, or could a position change be in the cards for the athletic Chris Streveler?

Chris Streveler hands off to Ben Klett 
Pic from Dan Klett

The South Dakota State pro day took place on Friday with the main attraction being tight end Dallas Goedert. The 6’5”, 255 pound pass catcher has a shot at being a first or second day selection, but it was a quarterback from nearby University of South Dakota that surprised scouts the most.

Chris Streveler, who passed for 4,134 yards and rushed for 720 last year for the Coyotes, ripped off an impressive 4.40 forty yard dash. He also had 38.5’ vertical jump, and a 10’5” broad jump. Matt Zimmer of the Argus Leader said that Streveler “threw nothing but bullets in his passing exhibition.”

Christian Shanafelt of NFL Draft Bible said that the Chicago Bears spoke with the 6’1” quarterback after his workout. Last season, Streveler completed 65.7% of his passes while throwing 32 TDs and only 8 interceptions, and he added 11 scores on the ground. His record setting 2018 season garnered him the Missouri Valley Football Conference player of the year, and he was runner-up for the Walter Payton Award, which is given to the top offensive player in FCS football.

Before lighting upUSD, Streveler played at the University of Minnesota in 2014 and 2015. He came to the Golden Gophers as a QB, but was moved to wide receiver midway through his sophomore season.

Before Minnesota, he played his high school ball at Marian Central Catholic in Woodstock, Illinois.

Since he played some receiver at Minnesota, and since his pro day numbers were so impressive, he was asked if he’d consider changing positions to get his shot at the NFL.

“I didn’t hear anything about that today, (but) I’m open to that. I haven’t trained at anything other than quarterback, but it’s the NFL. If a team wants me to be on special teams, or do whatever – receiver, running back, defense – I’ll give it everything I have to get on the field.”

Streveler, a Crystal Lake, Illinois native, is eligible to participate at the Bears’ local pro day which will happen at some point before the NFL Draft.

Here are the official results fro his pro day.

QB, Chris Streveler, 6-1, 209 pounds

40-yard dash: 4.45s

20-yard shuttle: 4.20s

3-cone drill: 7.48s

Broad Jump: 125 inches

Vertical Jump: 38.5 inches