The Bears hosted a Texas defensive end on Monday at Halas Hall for a pre-draft visit.
It wasn't Brian Orakpo, who has a very good chance of being off the board before they select at No. 18.
It was Henry Melton, the former bruiser of a running back, who is considered a work in progress. Melton is a second-day prospect who has good explosiveness off the edge and boosted his status with a strong performance at his pro day.
Melton has the kind of natural skills needed for a pass rusher they just have not been refined as he played running back for his first two years with the Longhorns. He's the kind of player that could emerge as a real sleeper if he pans out and the risk in the final few rounds of the draft is really nonexistent.
The club most likely had some off-field questions for Melton, who as a DUI arrest in his past.