NFL rosters are full of small school prospects that either snuck into the draft, or made it as undrafted free agents. It’s not always the big men on big conference campuses that make an NFL impact.
The greatest Chicago Bear of all time played at Jackson State University, albeit he was a first round draft pick.
One of the best Bear defenders on the current team played at the University of Regina. They have an exciting running back that played at North Carolina A&T, a wide out from Illinois State, tight ends that played at Harvard, Ashland and James Madison, and defensive backs from Rice, Northern Iowa and Florida Atlantic, just to name a few smaller schools.
In my latest T Formation Conversation podcast (Subscribe now for free on iTunes!), I was joined by the NFL Draft Bible‘s Christian Shanafelt, who has really carved out a niche for himself scouting small school prospects. We discuss a few players that could fit in with the Chicago Bears, either on day three of the draft, or as undrafted free agents.
We hit on the following players, for those of you that may want to skip around the show.
OG - Matt Gono, Wesley college
OT - Brandon Parker, North Carolina A&T
DL - P.J. Hall, Sam Houston State
OLB - Darius Jackson, Jacksonville State
DB - Davontae Harris, Illinois State
RB Martez Carter Grambling State