Bears in Ann Arbor for Pro Day

Backup quarterback Brian Griese is the only player currently on the Bears roster that attended the University of Michigan, but they may be interested in adding another Wolverine or two. The Monsters of the Midway were one of many teams that made the trek to Ann Arbor for Pro Day and got a first-hand look at more than a dozen draft-eligible players.

After the physical tests, Lamarr Woodley performed defensive line drills and looked outstanding. He was then put through a battery of position-specific drills at linebacker. And while he did better than some expected, the word was it's been characterized as an "okay" session.

Regardless, Wooldey answered his critics today and solidified himself as a top-60 pick.

Alan Branch did not fare as well. Just as we reported at the Combine, Branch looked sluggish and out of shape during the position drills.

Sources told us that David Harris, Leon Hall and Steve Breaston stood on their Combine numbers and just took part in position drills today.

Hall is set to meet with the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots in the coming weeks.

Prescott Burgess improved his times from Indianapolis. The linebacker ran in the mid-4.7s today, with a few stopwatches reading 4.69.

Offensive lineman Rueben Riley Jr. had a terrific performance. The college tackle who projects to guard in the NFL clocked as fast as 4.93 seconds in one of his 40s, completed 36 reps at 225 pounds on the bench press and turned in a 29-inch vertical jump.

Making this all the more impressive is the fact that Riley is just coming off a bout with strep throat. The Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars have all shown a lot of interest in him.

Safety Willis Barringer also performed well, posting 40 times in the 4.5 range after completing 22 reps on the bench.

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After pulling out of the Senior Bowl then not working out at the Combine, the early results for LaMarr Woodley are promising.

Sources at the workout in Ann Arbor have told us Woodley's 40 times have ranged between 4.71 and 4.77 seconds. On his second run, Woodley tripped or he would've gotten under the 4.7 mark.

Earlier in the day, Woodley was impressive. After weighing in at 265 pounds, he completed 29 repetitions on the bench and posted a tremendous 38.5-inch vertical jump.

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