Blog reader Bill Holland emailed me with a great idea.
He wanted to know who has stood out to other Bears fans.
But here's the thing: subtract the Pro Bowl players, and the entrenched starters.
Without further ado, here are his thoughts, and we would like your take, too.
From Bill: I have really taken notice of undrafted rookie free agent DT Mick Williams, particularly his explosiveness, aggression and ability to instinctively play his gap responsibilities when he's been in at the three-technique.
He has outplayed bigger names like Melton and Gilbert, and has certainly
deserved a longer look on Thursday night in Cleveland. Another player I love who curiously continues to get minimal time in the preseason games is CB Woodny Turenne. Unlike some of our corners he plays tight coverage and seems to play with excellent instincts. He really needs to have more opportunities out there in the game situations to show all his ability.
James Marten has also looked physical at guard, and certainly LB Brian Iwuh has been impressive. I think it should be interesting to see Josh Bullocks on Thursday night for the first time. When you look at the free safety position, he might be the most natural
fit there athletically after Major Wright.