Bears Official Draft Visits (Part 3)
With less than a week left before the 2016 NFL Draft the Bears are just about done with their prospect visits. NFL teams can talk to as many draft prospects as they want during pro days, the combine, any other college all-star formats, or workouts sponsored by the teams. The only limit put on NFL teams is that they can only bring a total of 30 draft prospects to their facilities for a private workout, those thirty are the players I broke down below.
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I’ve listed the Bears official visits below and in the links to give fans a better idea of who the Bears may be interested in for this year’s draft. I also gave a brief scouting report of each and my take on why the Bears may be interested in those players. There is a link to my first two lists of private workouts below and I will continue to update this list up until the day of the draft.
Bears Private Workouts (March)
Bears Private Workouts (April)
DE Joey Bosa, Ohio St (6’5 | 269 | 4.82) – Elite prospect who can play on either end of the Bears 3-4 scheme, though he may be better suited coming off the edge in a 4-3 scheme. Bosa has the size, power, and quickness to be an impact DE in any scheme. His non-stop motor, advanced hand play, and an innate knack for slipping blocks could give the Bears an added dimension with a pass rusher on their front three. The Bears will likely need to trade up if they want Bosa.
WR Moritz Wilhelm Boehringer, Germany (6’4 | 227 | 4.43) – Don’t feel bad if you don’t recognize the name, Boehringer came out of nowhere a few weeks ago at Florida Atlantic’s pro day. His size, 40-time, 39-inch vertical, good hands, and route running ability but him on the radar of NFL teams. He clearly has no experience playing football in America, but his size and athleticism are well above-average.
Boehringer was the German Football League Rookie of the Year in 2015 and put up pretty impressive stats with 70 catches, 1,461 yards, 20.9 yards per catch, and 16 TDs with 5 more called back due to penalties. I’m not sure what the GFL’s competition level is, but those numbers are impressive at any level. Some teams are looking at Boehringer as a tight end, but at 227 pounds he seems a little light for the position. His impressive pro day have analysts talking about Boehringer being drafted early on day 3 of the draft.
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