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Two more names surface for pre-draft visits

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Two more names have surfaced of players who visited Halas Hall last week, bringing to 13 the total number of names we have learned on the Bears' list of pre-draft visits.'s Adam Caplan reports that Texas Christian running back Aaron Brown and West Virginia cornerback Ellis Lankster were in town for a look. Both are considered potential late-round draft selections. Brown rushed for 2,616 yards for the Horned Frogs but is considered a little slim at 6-foot, 200 pounds. Lankster, 5-9, 191, did well for himself at the Senior Bowl and is believed to be a player the Bears have their eyes on. College scouting director Greg Gabriel attended the Mountaineers' pro day.

Ed Thompson of also reported that the Bears were one of a handful of teams to attend a personal pro day for Wisconsin linebacker DeAndre Levy on Thursday in Madison, Wis. Levy had been battling a pulled hamstring. He's just the latest late-round prospect at linebacker that the Bears have taken a look at.

Clubs are permitted to bring in 30 players for pre-draft visits. There is no limit to the number of workouts teams can conduct on campuses or in the hometown of prospects.

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No god please no RB's from texas... anywhere but texas.

The only running back I can name from TCU turned out to be quite good...

I've also read on other sites that the Bears have been checking out a lot of late round running backs, maybe for a practice squad player to develop for depth in the future or special teams. I can't see a late round runner making the 53-man roster. Not with Forte, Jones, Peterson, and Wolfe. Maybe if a rookie could come in and show something during the pre-season, but thats a big maybe. The odd man out could be Adrian Peterson, especially with Kevin Jones coming on on special teams late last season.

I think special teams is the main reason the Bears like TCU running back Aaron Brown. Brown avg 31.9 yards per kickoff return last season. I know the Bears have Manning who is one of the leagues better kickoff return players, but having a player like Brown and his kickoff return ability on the practice squad could come in handy if Manning were to ever go down. The scouting report for Brown says he's willing to take the ball straight upfield and take punishment. If you've noticed Manning, he's also a straight upfield returnman. Brown also has good quickness and straight line speed, he's worth a look GO BEARS!!


I love the guy, but AP is probably not going to make the 53 man roster this year. Too old and not enough upside.

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