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Bears met with defensive back Ugo Amadi

NCAA Football: Oregon at Michigan State Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Chicago Bears have met with Oregon defensive back Ugo Amadi today on a pre-draft visit.

The 5’9”, 199 pound Amandi has played all over the Ducks’ secondary during his four year career, but he finally settled in at safety last season as a senior. He took two of his three 2018 interceptions back for touchdowns, and he also returned a punt for a TD last year. His 55 tackles and 4 tackles for loss were career highs, and he tied his career high with 1.5 sacks and 8 passes defended.

His 15.9 yards per punt return was fifth best in the NCAA. He also never missed a game in his career playing in 51 straight.

Amandi won the 2018 Lombardi Award which is awarded to a player, “regardless of position, based on performance, as well as leadership, character, and resiliency.”

Athletically speaking, he wasn’t the best tester at the combine, but on the field he produced.

He’s a likely day three selection, and he also has meetings scheduled with the Steelers and Jets this week.

What are your thoughts on Amadi being added to compete at either nickle of safety?

EJ weighed in on Twitter earlier today.