The Chicago Bears are making sure to have all their bases covered with potential first round talents in the 2018 NFL Draft. The latest prospect meeting they have lined up is with Georgia inside linebacker Roquan Smith. Clarence Hill Jr. is reporting that Smith (6’1”, 236) will meet with the Bears and the Indianapolis Colts today.
Smith is probably the safer of the top two inside linebacking prospects, with Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edmunds also expected to go early in the first round. Both are projected to be fantastic pros, but Smith’s technique and instincts are a bit better at this point in their careers. Video breakdowns for both players can be found here.
Smith’s speed and athleticism flashes when you watch the Bulldogs play, and his coaches rave about his leadership.
He racked up 137 tackes last season, with 14 TFLs, 6.5 sacks, 2 passes defended, 2 fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.
You can check out his NFL.com combine profile here.
Do you guys think Smith could be in play for the Bears with the eighth pick overall?