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Apparently I missed a few of the Bears rookie mini-camp invites. Here is a link to my original list and here are a few more players that will be attending this weekend:
QB Adam Kennedy, Arkansas St (6’5, 223) – Former back-up QB at Utah St, Kennedy played one year at Arkansas St and had a productive season. He has good size, an NFL caliber arm, good poise in the pocket and is an accurate passer who completed 69% of his passes last season for 2,341 yards but only 11 TDs and 6 INTs. Kennedy’s stats at Utah St in 2011 were eerily similar (69%, 11 TDs, 4 INTs). His TD/INT ratio is not great and he has a problem with staring down his receivers. Kennedy does have NFL potential though and would be a good practice squad stash.
CB Kyle Sebetic, Dayton (5’11, 194, 4,45) – 4-year starter at Dayton who led all FCS players with 15 PDs and also had 3 INTs in 2012. His numbers weren’t as impressive last season but he was named first team ALL-PFL. Sebetic’s tape shows an instinctive corner with good ball skills and a willingness to hit. He’s got NFL speed, but FCS Dayton is a long way from the NFL.
TE Andre McDonald, Kansas St (6’8, 278, 4.80) – Missed the 2012 season due to off-field issues and was projected to be a major part of the K-State offense in 2013, but only had 9 catches for 136 yards and a touchdown. McDonald is already an accomplished run blocker and has the size to be a weapon in the red zone. He has an elite size / speed ratio and with no clear #2 TE on the Bears roster, McDonald has a chance to stick if he can impress during the off-season.
OL Jasen Carlson, Buffalo (6’2, 309) – His 3rd season as a starter was cut short when he broke his leg during Buffalo’s 7th game last season. Carlson was still named 1st team all-MAC despite missing the last six games of the year. He has good strength and is a powerful run blocker.
DE Cameron Whigham, Mississippi (6’2, 258) – Undersized pass-rusher with modest speed (4.85) who started 8 games for Ole Miss and has 2.5 sacks and 4.5 TFLs.
TE Jeremiah Moeller, UTSA (6’2, 235, 4.72) – H-back prospect who is an excellent run blocker but didn’t contribute much on offense with only 9 catches for 62 yards.
G Richie Rebmann, McKendree (6’6, 285) – 4-year starter who was first team all-GLVC last year and only allowed 1 sack all season. Rebmann is facing a huge leap in competition, but he has NFL size.