The Bears drafted San Diego State's Lance Louis in the seventh round at No. 246 and they are going to convert the college guard to tight end.
We reported here that the Bears put Louis through a private workout after the owners' meetings in Dana Point, Calif. General manager Jerry Angelo attended the workout.
The 6-3, 303-pound rank the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds, that is why the Bears believe he can make the move. Louis was one of the most recognized tight ends in the country coming out of high school and was converted in college. Some teams looked at him as a fullback too.
He will challenge Kellen Davis, a fifth-round pick last season, for a roster spot. Davis shined as a receiver in training camp last summer but the Bears don't need a third tight end to catch passes--they have Desmond Clark and Greg Olsen. They need an in-line blocker for run downs and Louis has a chance to win that battle.