Too bad Lovie Smith didn’t have more time for his trip to Idaho Monday or we could have recommended some great spots for him to see.
The Bears coach made sure he saw the best football player the state has to offer, putting Boise State offensive tackle Ryan Clady through a private workout at the school. According to the Idaho Statesman’s Chadd Cripe, Smith also worked out some fringe line prospects in Tad Miller, Dan Gore and Jeff Cavender. We thank Chadd for the tip.
Clady could be long gone before the Bears’ pick at No. 14 but the junior didn’t work out at the combine and Smith went to inspect for himself as the team is expected to choose at least one lineman with its first two picks. In fact, it’s possible Clady could be a top-10 pick. If the Bears fall in love with him, would general manager Jerry Angelo pull the trigger on a trade up the draft board? His history is to deal down and there is no debating the team has other holes that need to be filled with top picks.