The Bears tabbed guard Josh Beekman in the fourth round last year and are taking a hard look at one of his former Boston College linemates.
The Golden Eagles are holding their pro day Tuesday in Chestnut Hill, Mass., and obviously quarterback Matt Ryan will be the top draw. Almost all 32 teams are expected to be represented. Offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus ought to have plenty of onlookers himself. He’s projected as a potential late first-round pick, and according to Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe the Bears and New York Jets have already been in to put him through private workouts.
General manager Jerry Angelo saw Cherilus in person at least twice during the season, traveling to see Boston College play at Notre Dame and then catching the Golden Eagles in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando against Michigan State.
Cherilus is 6-6, 315 pounds and some believe he is athletic enough to play on the left side even though he always performed better on the right side in school. Angelo has said he likes the linemen BC produces because they are tough, in the mold of Marc Colombo, his first pick as Bears’ GM in 2002.