This draft class was smaller than it has been in recent years. With so many players getting another year of eligibility and so many schools not playing last season, it was easy for fringe prospects to return to school. Still, there are some UDFAs that the Chicago Bears signed worth talking about, even if the group is not one of the best that they have had.
The Chicago Bears have done a great job at finding UDFAs, so it will be interesting to see if they can still find success in such a weird year. Here are five UDFAs that are worth keeping an eye on.
5. Gunnar Vogel, RT, Northwestern
Gunnar Vogel has been a starter for the Wildcats for the past two seasons. The Chicago Bears have a good relationship with Pat Fitzgerald, so he must have told them that Vogel was worth taking a look at. Overall, he is not overly athletic and is going to struggle against the dominant athletes that play on the edge in the NFL.
Still, Vogel has plenty of experience, and more than anything speaks to the Chicago Bears’ commitment to finding help at tackle. In normal years the UDFA was the only OL addition, this year the best UDFA OL is a side note.