4. Travis Bell made a name for himself in his Chicago Bears debut
Travis Bell was one of the more surprising draft picks by the Chicago Bears. Coming from Kennesaw State, he was an unknown by fans. Could he have gone undrafted? Did the Bears need him after drafting Zacch Pickens and Gervon Dexter? Will he even make the roster?
It was limited, as Bell played just 19 snaps, but he did record two pressures and a sack. He is clearly fifth in the pecking order, which is good because the team added Bravvion Roy, who made an NFL roster last year. Andrew Brown also got work at defensive tackle, but Bell was ahead of him in the rotation and outplayed him.
The question is whether he makes the roster or spends a year on the practice squad. He is still a bit of a project, but if he plays well the next two weeks, it will make the Chicago Bears decision tougher, and they may have to keep him on the roster. Still, the Bears would love to hear that their seventh-round rookie is ahead of schedule.