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Bears Draft Notes: Taking Watson Third, Potential NFL Combine Stars to Watch, More

Chicago Bears Rumors, NFL Draft

The NFL Draft is just about two months away, which seems like a long time, but the NFL Combine for those draft prospects is coming next week. Our perception of draft prospects – NFL teams’ perceptions, in fact – will change after the Combine. Maybe not significantly for all prospects, but certainly for some.

From there, it’s a critical time for teams to align their offseason expectations with their draft plans, and I doubt too many front offices feel like they an abundance of time.

With that in mind, some draft notes for your morning perusal …

  • The Jay Cutler Era is wrapping up quickly, meaning there is no better time to look at one of the draft prospects who could replace him under center at Soldier Field. DeShaun Watson is the latest draft prospect to go under the microscope in Dan Durkin’s On The Clock series over at The Athletic. Durkin highlights what Watson can do, and writes about the boxes he checks off as a prospect. Watson is a winner at the college level with leadership qualities and intangibles as a player with high character. The tangibles are there, too, including a strong arm, quick release, and the necessary mobility to do everything from simply side-stepping pass rushers to make big plays.


Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at The Ten-Yard Line, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.