If general manager Jerry Angelo has done one thing well in the draft, it's find defensive backs in the later rounds.
Nathan Vasher, Chris Harris, Kevin Payne, Corey Graham and Todd Johnson were all selected in the fourth round and later.
The Bears have their eye on a safety prospect that might fit into the mid- to late-round range in Ohio University's Michael Mitchell. The team has scheduled a private workout with him, one of at least three he will have. Here is a video that has some highlights from his career.
Mitchell worked out at the school's pro day Thursday and was clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.43 seconds before tweaking a hamstring on his second effort. The 6-foot, 221-pounder had a 10-foot, 3-inch broad jump, a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump and did 21 reps on the bench at 225 pounds.
It's likely the Bears, and other teams, will want to see Mitchell in positional drills. Mitchell suffered a knee injury late in his senior season that clubs may want to follow up on also. He's not the only MAC player the Bears want to take a look at. Remember, they have a visit set up with Eastern Michigan offensive tackle T.J. Lang. Stay tuned.