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Trey Lance’s Pro Day Opened Eyes and Other Bears Bullets

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Todays temperatures should reach the mid-50s today in Chicago. On Monday? Snow.

This is March.

•   When we’re not obsessing about free-agents-to-be, we’ve got eyes on draft-eligible prospects. At the top of the pecking order are quarterbacks. As expected, Trey Lance’s pro day at North Dakota State opened eyes. And, yes, the Bears were there.

•   There are some absolute jaw-dropping throws in this bunch:

•   An assessment from Adam Hoge:

•   More from Hoge, who notes that Bears GM Ryan Pace and Head Coach Matt Nagy were in attendance with eyes on Lance. Additional commentary from Harry Lyles Jr. (ESPN) on Lance, who happens to be the No. 13 overall prospect on Mel Kiper Jr.’s board. And insight from Sean Hammond (Shaw Media) on his latest podcast appearance.

•   As Chase Goodbread (NFL.com) writes, Lance is drawing favorable comps because of his size, athleticism, and arm strength.

•   Football evaluation can be weird. I liked Josh Allen for some time at Wyoming. Being a big-bodied, strong-armed quarterback with mobility and athleticism intrigued me. But because I’d been burned by liking those types before, the more I watched him, the less I liked him. Now, he’s a really good quarterback on a team that looks like it will be a perennial contender. All things considered, the Josh Allen story is a reminder that development isn’t always linear. In other words, let’s give Trey Lance a chance because toolsy football players can get it done — if given time to properly develop.

•   Here’s hoping the Bears spent some time looking at and talking to offensive tackle prospect Dillon Radunz. The other NDSU standout figures to be a second-round pick and has the potential to be a Week 1 starter at tackle in the right situation.

•   Keeping tabs on this prospect’s stock as we roll toward the 2021 NFL Draft:

•   This feels like a good time to mention his dad, as mentioned in the tweet above, is now the Bears’ DL Coach.

•   More notable pro-day stuff:

•   Check out additional breakdown of Cairo Santos’ new deal over at Spotrac. I’m glad we mostly came to the conclusion that the deal is a moderate contact for a kicker who is (1) coming off a great year, (2) still just 29 years old, and (3) could be a stabilizing presence on the special teams unit.

•   Those few days before the free agency opens is more fun now than ever before because players are out here being social on social media:

https://twitter.com/ceeflashpee84/status/1370555385124372483

•   Hmm … Brendan Sugrue (Bears Wire) explains a path to acquire Russell Wilson by trading Allen Robinson in an attempt to acquire assets that could be moved to Seattle for Wilson. I don’t love the idea of trading your best pass-catcher right when you’re getting a quarterback who can reliably get him the ball. However, I do love the creativity here.


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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.