When: Day 1- Saturday, April 20 at Noon ET for Rounds 1-3.
Day 2- Sunday April 21, starting at 11 am ET for Rounds 4-7
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
|Round||Pick in Round||Overall|
|1||29||#29||Bryan Thomas (DE, UAB)|
|2||31||#63||Patrick Ramsey (QB, Tulane)|
|3||30||#95||Roosevelt Williams (CB,Tuskegee)|
|4||31||#129||Robert Royal (TE, LSU)|
|5||30||#161||Kurt Vollers (T, Notre Dame)|
|6||27||#191||Coy Wire (S, Stanford)|
|6||31||#195||Travis Stephens (RB, Tennesse)|
Thomas drew interest from the Bears during Senior Bowl practice. He is very quick off the edge and has elevated himself to a late first round pick. The Bears are expected to release defensive tackle Keith Traylor and possibly move defensive end Bryan Robinson inside creating a starting spot for Thomas opposite Phillip Daniels.
2nd round: Patrick Ramsey Tulane - 6-2, 226, 4.88
Ramsey has a very strong arm but must improve his accuracy. He is a pocket passer and also drew interest from the Bears in Mobile. He could go early second round or fall into the mid-late range. Would compete for a backup role his first season in Chicago.
3rd round: Roosevelt Williams - Tuskegee - 6-0, 202, 4.47
A very quick cornerback who improved his stock in Mobile. The likely departure of Walt Harris through free agency gives the Bears a glaring weakness in nickel packages. Williams who will go in the mid-late third round would be brought to Chicago to fight for the third cornerback position with Todd McMillon and Reggie Austin.
4th round: Robert Royal - LSU - 6-5, 250, 4.74
Royal is an above average receiver and mediocre blocker. He draft status has slipped and is projected to be picked in the late fourth round. The Bears have been in need of a consistent pass catching tight end.
5th round: Kurt Vollers - Notre Dame - 6-7, 312, 5.33
Vollers is a big guy who plays a little too high at times. He has excellent size and should provide quality depth at the tackle position behind James Williams and Blake Brockermeyer.
6th round: Coy Wire - Stanford - 6-0, 212, 4.64
A solid all-around player at Stanford. He would be able to compete for a back-up role at safety with the Bears expecting to lose Tony Parrish to free agency. Wire should be available when the Bears make their first selection in the sixth round.
6th round: Travis Stephens - Tennesse - 5-8, 194, 4.50
Not a big back but has good speed. He could be used as a third down back just not durable enough to be an every down back. He is projected to go late sixth round early seventh.