5 NFL Draft prospects whose combine should have Chicago Bears attention

Parker Hurley
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1. Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA,  Zyon McCollum, CB, Sam Houston State

These two small school Texas cornerbacks also put their names on the map with a strong combine performance. McCollum came in at 6’2″ and nearly was 200 pounds, but then ran a 4.3 in the 40-yard dash. Even more impressive were his agilities, where he was under 7 in the 3-cone, and under 4 in the short shuttle.

He tested in 97.6% in the short shuttle, and 99.6% in the 3-cone. Overall, he is a 99.9% athlete. If you are going to take chances on cornerbacks with raw skills then they need to be in the .01% of all athletes and that is just what McCollum did.

Woolen has a bit better tape, but it is also guided by a strong weekend. He is 6’4″, which is even wilder to think about. Still, he ran under 4.3 and also jumped over 40 inches high.

Woolen had a strong weekend at the Senior Bowl, and now maybe in the conversation for a second-round pick. The Chicago Bears need cornerbacks, and Matt Eberflus and his staff had success finding good athletes and putting them in better positions with the Colts.

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We will find out soon if that trend continues, and whether or not the Chicago Bears will have an interest in these athletes.