Yes, the Bears did have a private workout with Rutgers offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah as J.J. Pesavento of Next Level Scouting reported first on Tuesday.
Offensive line coach Harry Hiestand traveled to New Jersey to put Zuttah through a one-on-one workout on March 6 and do some board work with him where they work on plays on a dry-erase board.
The Scarlet Knight has his pro day today and interest is only growing in Zuttah after he put together one of the overall best workouts at the combine. Zuttah was the only lineman to run a sub-five second 40-yard dash, coming in at 4.99 seconds, and he combined that with 35 reps in the bench press at 225 pounds. He had a solid vertical jump of 26 1/2 inches, and a broad jump of 8-11. Good stuff for a 6-3, 303-pounder.
Check out this action of Zuttah catching a lateral against Louisville and motoring downfield.
Zuttah was a first team all-Big East Conference selection after starting at right tackle. While he has the athleticism to play outside, he’s being projected by most as a guard.
It was an impressive line, including left tackle Pedro Sosa, that paved the way for running back Ray Rice, and now Zuttah has been able to separate himself somewhat with individual work at the combine and since. He’s also worked out for the Giants and Jets and has workouts scheduled for the Buccaneers and Falcons. Most figure him to be a mid-round selection.
We’re going to have some information from the LSU pro day later on, and we’ve got word on another guard the Bears are keeping a close watch over as we move closer to selection weekend.