On the Rise

Several players improved their draft status in Saturday's Senior Bowl including some the Bears may target in April's draft.

One player that had an excellent week of practice and parlayed that to the game was Colorado tight end Daniel Graham. Graham, who was invited to the Combine in Indianapolis next month looked very impressive in the open field. He is built like a linebacker but runs crisp routes and has the ability to make defenders miss.

Antwaan Randle El, was a quarterback while at Indiana, but is projected as a punt returner and wide receiver in the NFL. Randle El does not have great size or speed but his play-making ability helps compensate. He looks like a natural at receiver catching 2 TD's in the game and also returning a punt 40 yards in the first half.

Jerry Angelo has talked about bringing in a pass rushing end, BYU's Ryan Denney fit that bill in the first half. He sacked David Carr on consecutive plays and consistently brought pressure from the edge but didn't necessarily improve his draft status during the week.

LSU's Rohan Davey made some stunning passes both good and bad. He thread the needle between two defenders hitting Georgia Tech wide receiver Kelly Campbell for a 32-yard completion. Then later on missed a wide open receiver in the endzone. Davey tends to throw with all arm and must improve his footwork to be a more efficient quarterback.

Chicago will most likely be looking for a third cornerback in nickel packages with the anticipated departure of veteran cornerback Walt Harris. South Carolina cornerback Sheldon Brown was one of the top at his position all week along with Nebraska's Keyou Carver. Brown improved all week and showed flashes but at 5'9 doesn't have good size. Carver is a physical corner but needs to avoid the occasional lapse in coverage.

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