NFL Draft Audio: Arron Sears

The Bears got a Pro Bowl season out of Ruben Brown in 2006, but he still remains unsigned and might be comtemplating retirement. Even if he does come back, the Bears needs a contingency plan of guard. Tennessee's Arron Sears is fighting with Auburn's Ben Grubbs as the top guard available in next month's draft, so could he be on his way to Chicago?

Tennessee's star offensive lineman, Arron Sears, loves playing the left tackle position as he did during his senior year, but at the NFL level, he knows that isn't where he's likely to line up.

"I'm really getting the sense that most of the 32 teams are looking at me at the guard position because of my frame and being able to play down inside at the guard position," he said at the NFL Combine last month.

Sears also knows his versatility is an asset to a rookie entering the NFL since he could help provide depth at multiple spots right away.

"It's been tremendous being able to play on both sides, both tackle and guard, because if you know what the tackle is doing on one side, you should also know what the tackle is doing over on the right. And also the same with the guard position."

Looking back on his college career, the 6'3", 319-pounder picked out two defensive players who gave him the biggest challenge during his career.

"Quentin Moses out of the University of Georgia, he's pretty good with his speed. And Ray McDonald, he's pretty good with his leverage against the run." subscribers can click the link below to hear a four-minute highlights clip from Sears' NFL Combine interview. Listen in as he talks about why he returned for his senior year, his Senior Bowl experience, why he thinks his experience in the SEC makes him better prepared for the NFL than many other offensive lineman, working out with Tennessee alum and 49ers LB Parys Haralson and more!

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