The Bears brought in Penn State safety Anthony Scirrotto for a pre-draft visit to Halas Hall on Thursday.
Scirrotto, a three-year starter for the Nittany Lions, projects as a strong safety who could be a late-round draft pick or a priority free agent. He hasn't been able to run and do much for scouts this spring as he was suffering from a pulled hamstring at the school's pro day, but there is plenty of game tape for teams to get a good feel for what he can do. He is considered strong in run support. Still, for him to get drafted he'll probably have to run and do well.
Scirrotto is a smart player with a passion for the game. He turned down an opportunity to be a high pick in the Major League draft coming out of high school because he wanted to play football and earn a degree. He's a big hitter with 12 career interceptions but the breakdowns in the Penn State secondary in the Rose Bowl didn't reflect real well on him, or others. Keep an eye on him. He's got the intangibles that general manager Jerry Angelo likes in a player.