Hole to Fill

Ed Reed (5'11, 200) stayed all four years at Miami and was the team leader during their national championship run his senior year. He is a very hard work who will go the extra mile.

More then 50 scouts were on hand for the Miami Pro Day held on March 7. Reed ran the 40 yd dash in the mid-4.5 range and had 15 repetitions on the bench at 220 pounds.

All-American and Big East co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2001, when he had 44 tackles, nine passes broken up and nine interceptions, which he returned for 206 yards and two scores.

Reed is projected as a late first round pick with the knack for making big plays. If both Reed and Bryan Thomas (UAB), a relentless pass rushing defensive end are on the board when the Bears pick Angelo and Co. will have a very difficult decision.

Gossip: While the Bears would love to get Colorado tight end Daniel Graham it is rumored UAB defensive end Bryan Thomas will be their first round selection. He had a great week at the Senior Bowl and followed that up with an impressive workout at the combine. Tulane quarterback Patrick Ramsey remains a mid second round pick and very high on the Bears wish list.

One lineman getting a lot of play recently is Gardner-Webb's Richard Williams, a name known to many. Several teams are bringing him into their camps for individual workouts including the Bears, Panthers and Packers. In fact the Miami Dolphins have him on their list as one of their "top 20" priorities for draft weekend and are scheduled to fly Williams in for a reception with other top prospects high on the Dolphins list, an annual event held by Miami.

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