Chicago Bears 2022 UDFA Profile: Dishon McNary

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The Chicago Bears signed Dishon McNary to a UDFA contract after the 2022 NFL Draft. Dishon McNary was a cornerback at Central Michigan.

Who is Dishon McNary?

McNary is a local product, who grew up in Chicago and now gets to compete for his hometown team. Unrecruited in high school, McNary spent one season at Community College before transferring to Central Michigan and getting on the field.

McNary did not play much in 2018 and 2019, and while he came back in 2020 as a starter, the pandemic limited his season.

McNary was able to come back an extra year and became a starter who got NFL draft attention.

Could Dishon McNary make Chicago Bears roster?

While he was not invited to the NFL combine, McNary was able to work out in front of scouts at the Central Michigan pro day. We know that plenty of teams, including Chicago, was there for their two offensive linemen, but the added eyes had to help McNary as well.

Below you can see how he performed.

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Overall he has the height and weight, and his speed is fine, but the rest becomes questionable. A poor bench press is not big deal, but a lack of a vertical is going to raise issues, and worse than that are the agility drills.

This shows a lack of light feet quick enough to change direction and move with balance. For example, Kyler Gordon was below 7 in the 3-cone, and 4 in the shuttle.

McNary struggled to get onto the field at Central Michigan at times and does not have the athleticsm to be a high upside NFL player. He likely signed with his hometown team to get a chance at a dream that not many can claim they did.

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Still, he is facing more of an uphill battle to make the Chicago Bears roster than some other UDFAs.