When the Bears announced they had selected San Diego State's Lance Louis in the seventh round Sunday, they called him a tight end.
It looks like they're calling him something different three days later.
The Bears updated their Web site to add rookies numbers and positions and Louis has been assigned No. 60. He's listed as a guard.
That makes more sense. At 6-3, 303 pounds, it was going to be hard for Louis to play tight end. Even if he ran a sub-4.8 40-yard dash when the Bears put him through a private workout, one general manager Jerry Angelo attended as the club's brass was already in California for the owners meetings.
There is no doubting that Louis is a versatile and athletic guy. He was recruited to San Diego State as a tight end and he even got looked at as an H-back by some teams.
By classifying Louis as a guard, it means the Bears selected one offensive lineman in the draft.
A team spokesman said no official announcement was in the works. Guess we'll see for sure come Friday afternoon at rookie minicamp. For what it's worth, here are the numbers the other draft picks have been assigned:
Safety Al Afalava 46
Linebacker Marcus Freeman 58
Defensive tackle Jarron Gilbert 73
Wide receiver Juaquin Iglesias 17
Wide receiver Derek Kinder 83
Wide receiver Johnny Knox 13
Defensive end Henry Melton 69
Cornerback D.J. Moore 30