Former Northwestern defensive end Corey Wootton slipped to the fourth round because of a knee injury.
Now, Wootton said he's already back to 100 percent, and he's pushing to be a part of the d-line rotation.
"I feel great," he said today.
It's been a long road for Wootton since tearing multiple ligaments in his right knee at the 2008 Alamo Bowl. Once projected as a possible first-round pick, Wootton's knee was a concern for a lot of NFL teams.
But the Bears felt confident he could fully recover.
Wootton said he's felt 100 percent since the team's final O.T.A. practices in late May.
While all the attention is on Mark Anderson and Israel Idonije, Wootton will be watched closely at training camp, with coaches trying to determine if he's able to contribute right away.
Wootton said his challenge is consistency.
"In college, you could get away with not being as consistent," he said, noting the disparity of athleticism in the players. "But if you're inconsistent in the NFL, you'll get beaten."