It felt like a big deal when Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace attended Clemson’s pro day with Head Coach John Fox, Offensive Coordinator Dowell Loggains, and Quarterback Coach Dave Ragone. That quartet had its eyes on quarterback Deshaun Watson, one of this draft class’ most polarizing players.
There will be no such big deal made about North Carolina’s pro day, which featured quarterback prospect Mitchell Trubisky.
FWIW, Bears presence at UNC pro day was director of college scouting Mark Sadowski, nat'l scout Ryan Kessenich & area scout Chris Prescott
— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) March 21, 2017
No Pace. No Fox. No Loggains. No Ragone. No interest? I wouldn’t go that far. In fact, I would go against that logic, because the Bears could always invite Trubisky for a visit to Chicago and a private workout at Halas Hall. Further, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune says not to read too much into Pace’s absence.
It was a larger-than-usual crowd that University of North Carolina Tar Heels spokesman Kevin Best said attracted more than 75 officials representing each of the NFL’s 32 teams, according to Aaron Beard of the Associated Press. Andrew Carter, who covers ACC in North Carolina, notes there were no head coaches on hand.
In one year’s time, Trubisky went from not having started a college game to a projected top-10 pick. He set school records with 3,748 yards, 30 touchdowns, 304 completions, 447 attempts, and 4,056 yards of total offense.
The Bears locked up Mike Glennon to be the team’s quarterback on a three-year deal, but could still take Trubisky if he is perceived to be their highest rated player on the board come draft day.