No. 93 Selection: RB Garrett Wolfe

The Bears were in the market for a second-string running back to compete with Adrian Peterson behind Cedric Benson, and they decided to go with a local boy. Garrett Wolfe the diminutive yet highly productive runner from Northern Illinois won't have to travel very far from DeKalb back down to Chicago. This offense needs a true home run threat, and Wolfe could be the guy.

Running back Garrett Wolfe
On the private workout he had with the Bears and how he did:
"The workout went very good. I was able to do a multitude of things. I was able to play a little of the slot wide receiver as well as running back. And the thing going into the workout was they just wanted to see how quick I was first-hand and see how well I could catch the ball and move around. I just tried to the best of my ability to show them what I could do."

On having to be a complementary player as opposed to a featured back:
"When I came into college, I was a complementary player, as well. Coach [Joe] Novak wasn't too confident in me being able to carry the ball 20 times a game. He felt that I would be best if I got the ball five or 10 times a game and exposed the defense's weakness. Unfortunately because of injuries to a teammate of mine, I was able to step into the starting role and everything worked out for me at Northern Illinois."

Director of College Scouting Greg Gabriel
On why the organization went with Wolfe and what they like about him:
"I think it was his all-around game. He's a change-of-pace guy for us. We were looking for that. We did a lot of work on a lot of guys at the running back position because we only have two on the roster. We wanted to get one, and he was the guy we really aimed at going into today. And we were just hoping that he would be there for us in this round because this is what we had planned to do."

On what Wolfe's role will be in the offense and what he did to impress them:
"Situational back. Change-of-pace back. He's got huge production. He led the nation. He's done well against a lot of the big schools - Ohio State, those places. He put up big numbers. He's very fast. We had him in here a couple weeks ago for a workout. Had an outstanding workout and caught everything. [Running backs coach Time Spencer] was throwing the balls, and he doesn't throw a great pass. You've seen him at practice. The ball never touched the ground. He had a great, great workout for us."

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