Bears scout Marty Barrett made his way to Corvallis Friday for the Oregon State pro day.
Guard Andy Levitre was the main attraction. Projected as one of the top players at his position in the draft, Levitre did the three-cone drill, the workout he opted out of at the combine, coming in under 7.6 seconds. Then he was put through positional drills with most NFL teams present, including line coaches from Atlanta, Carolina and Philadelphia.
The Bears met with Levitre at the Senior Bowl. They might not be able to snag him unless they spend two high picks on offensive linemen because there is a more pressing need for a young offensive tackle. Levitre could be long gone before the Bears get back to considering another lineman in the draft. But if they like him enough, maybe they reverse fields and go guard first. The last time the Bears selected a guard in the first three rounds was when they chose the recently released Terrence Metcalf in Round 3 of the 2002 draft.
Levitre has a couple visits in the works, too. According to one source, he will make trips to see Buffalo and New Orleans.
Elsewhere, the Bears were represented at the South Florida pro day on Friday. Southeast scout Mark Sadowkski was likely the one on the scene for the team. Wide receiver Taurus Johnson is considered a raw project.