So far all the reports of prospect visits at the NFL Combine for the Chicago Bears revolved around Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players at the “skill” positions. The latest report from Christian Shanafelt of the NFL Draft Bible has the Bears meeting with a couple of small school offensive linemen in North Carolina A&T’s Brandon Parker and Stony Brook’s Timon Parris.
Parker, a former college teammate of the Bears Tarik Cohen, is 6’8”, and 305 pounds. He played left tackle for the Aggies all four years and he was named his conference’s Offensive Lineman of the Year and first-team all-conference the last three years. He has the frame, length, and athleticism to become a starter at the NFL level, but as you’d expect, his technique is a bit raw and he plays a little high at times.
Parris (6’6”, 312) is another four year starter at left tackle. He’s still recovering from a broken ankle, so he wasn’t able to work out at the Combine, but like Parker, he’s a likely day three draft pick. Some scouts suggest a move inside to guard for Parris.
Here are some interviews conducted by Shanafelt, with video number four being of Parris and number five being with Parker.
Productive week in #Indianapolis at the #nflcombine. Here are a few snippets from some of my interviews throughout the week. 1) Jeff Wilson (RB, North Texas) 2) Chase Edmonds (RB, Fordham) 3) Kyle Lauletta (QB, Richmond) 4) Timon Parris (Stony Brook) 5) Brandon Parker (North Carolina A&T) 6) Darius Jackson (Jacksonville State)