Below is the full list of 2015 NFL Draft prospects the Chicago Bears have met this offseason, which includes every potential Top 10 pick sans Jameis Winston.
The 2015 NFL Draft is less than three weeks away. The Chicago Bears have been doing their homework on a number of prospects, which includes visits with more 30 potential draftees.
Below are the players the Bears have met with individually, whether at the Senior Bowl, the East-West Shrine Game, the Scouting Combine or on a visit to Halas Hall.
QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon
The Bears are very interested in Mariota if he drops to seventh overall, but that appears highly unlikely.
OLB Vic Beasley, Clemson
Beasley is the ideal candidate for the Bears, who could use a speed rusher of his caliber, yet like Mariota, it appears Beasley will be drafted in the Top 5.
OLB Dante Fowler, Florida
Fowler is extremely versatile and athletic, which makes him a legitimate Top 3 candidate.
WR Amari Cooper, Alabama
The most NFL-ready receiver in this class, Cooper has the skill set to replace Brandon Marshall as early as this season.
WR Kevin White, West Virginia
White topped off a highly productive senior season with a standout combine performance (4.32 40-yard dash). He has the highest ceiling of any pass catcher in this class.
CB Trae Waynes, Michigan State
Waynes is by far the top cornerback in this draft and has the potential to replace Charles Tillman.
OLB Shane Ray, Missouri
Ray has arguably the quickest first step of any pass rusher in this class but has limited movement in space, making him best suited for a 4-3 DE position.
OLB Alvin Dupree, Kentucky
Dupree is an exceptional athlete with a top-tier combination of power and strength. He’s an every-down outside linebacker with a very high ceiling.
OLB Randy Gregory, Nebraska
Gregory is a polished speed rusher with a full-pass rush arsenal. Yet his weight (235) and a failed drug test at the combine are cause for serious concern.
WR DeVante Parker, Louisville
Parker (6-3, 209, 4.40) is climbing up draft boards. The Bears are one of many NFL teams who feel Parker is a Top 10 talent.
DT Danny Shelton, Washington
Washington is a hulking nose tackle around whom new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio can build his defense. His 9.5 sacks last season, at 340 pounds, show he’s more than just a space eater.
OT D.J. Humphries, Florida
Humphries is an athletic left tackle the Bears hope will fall to the second round.
RB Todd Gurley, Georgia
Coming off an ACL tear, Chicago might be interested in Gurley if he slips out of the first round, although that appears highly unlikely.
WR Breshad Perriman, Central Florida
Perriman is 6-2, 212 and ran a 4.27 at his pro day. That's sick. He's a raw player who runs sloppy routes and drops too many balls but NFL teams are drooling over his potential.
OT T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh
Clemmings is a big, athletic left tackle with high upside, yet the former basketball player is very raw and could take a year or two to develop.
RB Tevin Coleman, Indiana
Coleman is an explosive north-south runner with great burst and speed, something the Bears’ backfield lacks.
CB Byron Jones, Connecticut
Jones has good size (6-1, 199) and explosiveness – he broke the world record with a 12-3 broad jump at the combine. He’s also a high-character kid, one whom many believe can play safety at the next level.
CB P.J. Williams, Florida State
Williams is a shutdown corner with good man coverage skills, yet he was recently arrested for a DUI, which could cause his stock to drop dramatically.
LB Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
McKinney is a downhill linebacker who has serious value on first and second down, although his limitations in coverage could force him off the field on passing downs.
DE Mario Edwards, Florida State
Edwards offers little as a pass rusher but his size and power would make him an ideal 5-technique in Fangio’s 3-4 defense.
OLB Eli Harold, Virginia
Harold is a strong edge setter with good burst off the ball. He's not a consistent pass rusher and struggles to disengage from blocks but if the Bears miss out on one of the top edge rushers in the first round, Harold might make a solid backup plan.
QB Bryce Petty, Baylor
Petty is big and athletic but he played in a one-read spread offense, so he still needs time to develop. That said, he’s by far the best developmental passer in this class.
S Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss
Prewitt can play either safety position and is an experienced four-year starter. He can also play gunner on special teams.
S Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern
Campbell was a four-year starter for the Wildcats. He’s an in-the-box safety who can tackle, although he has coverage limitations.
FOURTH AND FIFTH ROUND
WR/CB Tony Lippett, Michigan State
TE Tyler Kroft, Rutgers
SIXTH AND SEVENTH ROUND
OLB Junior Sylvestre, Toledo
C Max Garcia, Florida
CB Deshazor Everett, Texas A&M
RB Dominique Brown, Louisville
RB Malcolm Agnew, Southern Illinois
DT David Irving, Iowa State
CB Greg Henderson, Colorado
QB Trevor Siemian, Northwestern
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