Chicago Bears: Players who could surprise at rookie minicamp

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Chicago Bears, Charles Snowden
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Chicago Bears rookies who could surprise at minicamp: EDGE Charles Snowden

Aside from the obvious top draft picks, former Virginia edge defender Charles Snowden is one to watch. Somehow, this guy went undrafted. When looking around at draft profiles and analysis of his game, Snowden was a player who could have been drafted as high as the late third round.

He did suffer a broken ankle last year, which probably contributed to his not being drafted. Regardless of why Snowden went undrafted, the fact of the matter is, the Bears got an absolute steal. It also speaks volumes that Snowden chose the Bears when there were most certainly other teams that wanted him.

Snowden comes to a team where he could learn from some of the best in the business at his position. Being able to have a potential mentor like Khalil Mack is something he cannot take for granted. But, in order to get himself to the point where Mack can be a mentor, Snowden has to work his way up the ranks.

This rookie minicamp is where Snowden can establish himself as a force amongst the rookies, no matter his undrafted status. Possessing some rare athleticism as a 6-foot-6 edge rusher, this former basketball player could turn heads in a hurry this weekend.