The Bears' draft room is going to get busy.
The club's area scouts will descend on Halas Hall beginning Wednesday as preparations for the April 25-26 draft ramp up. This is when general manager Jerry Angelo will begin the process of putting the final touches on the team's draft board. There are a myriad of issues at play and much has changed since the group was last fully assembled after the April 2 trade for quarterback Jay Cutler.
There is a lot of information to go through, not the least of which is the medical reports the club has gathered on each player. Each player is assigned a grade based on their medical history and that weighs heavily in the final grade assigned to the player. Interviews, information gathered by the scouts over the course of the past year-plus and game film all go into it. With 10 days to prepare before the start of the draft, the scouting staff and coaches will be able to confer after the coaches have been out to conduct some private workouts.
Here are the Bears' scouts:
Greg Gabriel, Scouting Director
Chris Ballard, Southwest
Marty Barrett, West
Rex Hogan, East
Ted Monago, Rockies & Plains
Mark Sadowski, Southeast
Jeff Shiver, Midwest