Chicago Bears looking for backup QB in draft

You can’t read too much into pre-draft visits. Just because a team meets with a player doesn’t mean they’re actually interested in that guy – after all, there’s no guarantee that they like what they see up close.

However, when a team invests a large number of visits into players at certain position it is a strong indication if their intentions.

Such is the case with the Chicago Bears, who have either already worked out or set up visits with three quarterbacks.

North Carolina’s T.J. Yates, Idaho’s Nathan Enderle and TCU’s Andy Dalton – all potential mid-round selections – have scheduled workouts with the Bears.

The best of the group is Dalton, who I believe could come off the board as early as the late 2nd round. As a result, he’s probably a long shot to land in Chicago. Both Yates and Enderle, however, should still be on the board in the 4th round or later making them reasonable options.

Last year the Bears drafted Dan LeFevour out of Central Michigan in the 6th round (and later cut him). Since that didn’t work out, it’s possible that they’ll try to land a quarterback earlier in the draft to increase their chances of finding someone who can stick on the roster.

Other possibilities in the 4th or 5th round include Greg McElroy and Ricky Stanzi.

Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in 2011 NFL Draft, Bears Comments Off

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