Draft Profile:

The Bears are in need of a young quarterback and Tulane's Patrick Ramsey might fit the bill with the Bears first choice 29th overall.

Ramsey has a good arm and a quick release. Is willing to take a hit to complete a pass, but at the same time his mobility could be considered a problem. His offensive line at Tulane wasn't great during his senior season. Played with college ball with Bernard Robertson, Bears fifth-round pick in 2001.

Ramsey is a shade over 6-2 and weighs 224 pounds his forty time was slow at 5.15. Ramsey didn't run the forty at the combine, but he looked like he shed some of his weight and could be quicker.

Ramsey had a solid Senior Bowl performance, which elevated him above Kurt Kittner and Rohan Davey, but still behind David Carr and Joey Harrington. Thus, he should be go somewhere between the end of the first round to mid second round.

Ramsey played behind Bucs quarterback Shaun King in his freshman season, but started his remaining three years. In 1999 he threw for 3,410 yards with 25 TD's and 24 picks; 2,833 with 24-14 in 2000; and 2,935 22-13 in 2001.

On the pro level he has been compared to Phil Simms and Chris Redman.

The Bears will strongly considered Ramsey in the draft, but the team might not want to pick him in the first round feeling it might be too high. There is a slight chance he could be available when they pick in the second round (#63 overall).


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