The Bears tabbed Danieal Manning out of Abilene Christian in 2006, and they have gone back to the school again, this time to get speedy wide receiver Johnny Knox in the fifth round with the 140th overall pick.
Knox grabbed the attention of scouts at the combine with a 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds. He's 5-11, 180 pounds and will need to be developed but he instantly adds a possible vertical threat to the offense.
Knox spent two years at junior college before going to Division II Abilene, so making the adjustment could take some time. There will be a learning curve.
The Bears will be on the clock again shortly. They select again at No. 154.