Down the stretch

With less than a week to the NFL Draft (April 26, 27) the Bears choice at the fourth slot is slowly coming into focus.

Terrell Suggs held a second workout on Friday to show that his poor forty time was a fluke and that his additional weight hasn't hurt his speed. However, the defensive end didn't improve his time, in fact it was slower than the first go around.

He ran a 40-yard dash in 4.89 seconds against the wind and two times in the 4.9 range with the wind on the artificial surface at Arizona State's indoor facility.

Suggs has added ten pounds from his playing weight of 258 pounds since his record setting season ended. He set an NCAA record with 24 sacks.

Despite his productive collegiate career Suggs, who had been projected as high as the first pick, could drop out of the top ten.

The Bears and Arizona Cardinals looked to be the top suitors for Suggs' services, but both teams could look in different directions.

Chicago had hoped to strengthen their pass rush via the draft due to the loss of the team's best rusher Rosevelt Colvin.

At this point the Bears could take a chance that Suggs will become more comfortable playing at a heavier weight, but the more likely scenario is selecting a defensive tackle such as Dewayne Robertson or Jimmy Kennedy.


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