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Chicago Bears Tryout Treasures: Possible Fits from the 2019 NFL Draft

Sean McGuire of Western Illinois is one of the best unknown gunslingers in the 2019 NFL Draft. Remember his name come next week because he will surprise some people.

Tryout Treasures –Chicago Bears edition  2019 Draft by Matt Anzio

These are possible Small school fits for the Chicago Bears either late rounders or UDFA Prospects. Some of the guys I know the team has met with others are just good fits, in my opinion, Enjoy….
  • RB/KR/ Slot : Emanuel Jones
  • Height : 6’0   
  • Weight : 210 lbs.
  • Concordia Saint Pete & Northwestern Missouri State

Jones the National Bowl MVP & Tropical Bowl attendee.

Highlighted him in my Hidden Gems Skill position Part 1. A special talent big back with firepower can explode through the hole yet still bowl defenders over like a bowling champ

A football player can run catch block return kicks basically anything on the gridiron Jones is a constant professional. Had a sick Pro Day with Forty: 4.50 Short shuttle: 4.30    Bench – 20 Broad 10’ 2” & an L Drill of – 7.33

  • WR Zach Drew Toles
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • Height: 6’3   
  • Weight: 190

Talk about a perfect fit reminds me a lot of Alshon Jeffery.

Especially in his physical features & ability to make some clutch grabs in tight windows.High point the ball like a point guard in the NBA. Can run good routes quick in & out of breaks. He can stretch the field has top-notch ball reaction/ instincts.  Wrote a full report in my Hidden Gems series. Long reach big strong hands can find the ball in traffic & good luck out jumping Drew Toles. Didn’t get the pro day he deserved but his film is legit. Student All-Conference player in 2018 & a Tropical Bowl invite/attendee.  Could be a nice fit on thriving young O that could use more quality depth.

  • ILB Malik Fountain
  • Central Michigan  
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 227 lbs     

Fountain didn’t have the best Pro Day & his stock is down.

Leading into the year he had early rd promise but things don’t always work out as planned. Do want to point back to the film & was a fan of his coming into the season even did a report on him last summer. What his Pro Day number show either shows a player had a bad day or is not 100%. His Pro Day: Forty 4.91 Short Shuttle – 4.49    10 yd split – 1.75 Bench- 18    Vert – 27 “ Broad – 9’4 L Drill – 7.48.  Doesn’t match the film I saw obviously we have 2 different players possibly a healthy & unhealthy Fountain. Let’s see which one shows up for camp.

  • QB Sean McGuire
  • Western Illinois
  • Height: 6’2  
  • Weight 215 lbs

Mcguire has a bazooka of a Right Arm

Drops back get set instantly strong arm nice delivery good accuracy. Can place the ball in spots only his wideouts can catch the type of arm perfect for a big bomb can get it out in front his WR. Has  Another super sleeper getting a look at a local day with aspirations of rookie minicamp tryout. Pro Day Results: Forty – 4.98, 10 yd split – 1.73   Short Shuttle – 4.50   Vert – 31” Broad – 9’ 5”  L Drill – 7.18.

Chicago is interested in the local sensation could bring him to throw the rock around at rookie minicamp.

  • WR Spencer Schnell
  • Illinois State
  • Height: 5’9    
  • Weight: 180 lbs

The Slot machine is a big game wide out.

Career of 175 catches for 2,030 yds & 14 TDs. An All Missouri Valley  Conference Honoree all 3 years as a starter for the Redbirds.

There are some excellent slots in this draft no doubt about it. Still cannot help but think Schnell is being absurdly undervalued here. We have seen this time & time again where a guy like this winds up in New England with a ring becoming a future  HOF candidate. Don’t want to jump the gun but put on the tape plus he had 872 yds receiving & 9 TD’s this past season. His Pro Day numbers I have are as followed Forty: 4.54 Vert: 36.5 “ Bench Reps – 14. One of the best slot sleepers in the class. Big play & big game potential watch out for this dynamic young pass catcher.

  • RB – JJ Dunfrene
  • Nichols College
  • Height : 5’ 9   
  • Weight : 213 lbs

Tough runner with elusiveness  that is an exceptional pass catcher.

Can run thru guys but has some good moves can cut weave his way thru traffic than a line for the extra yard. Powerful legs quick feet precision awareness.  Keeps good pad level Stout powerful He had some pretty impressive Pro Day numbers: Forty – 4.55  Bench – 28 & a Vert – 34”. Tough all around the back could help on ST as well could see him here or in New England who have shown interest. Know they are looking at many different backs & why not Dunfrene. He fits that utility type back that many teams need.

  • ILB  Ricky Neal
  • Northern Iowa
  • Height: 6’1   
  • Weight: 250 lbs

DE/ 3-4 OLB Neal wins off the edge with both strength & explosiveness.

In a Bears D, he would be made into an OLB which believe he has the needed burst to thrive standing up as well. He has a spin move athletic ability to be a stud getting after the QB or blowing up the run game. Always on the attack full speed ahead. Difficult for OT’s to get there hands on & as a standup guy that could work to his advantage even more so Pro day Results:   Forty – 4.70 Short Shuttle -4.70     Reps – 20 Vert- 32 “ Broad- 9’ 10”  L drill- 7.19

  • OG/OC Jakob Dempsey
  • Jacksonville University
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Weight: 305 lbs

Absolute Powerhouse Dempsey has the fortitude to maul over guys like a Bulldozer.

A run block specialist but could anchor the line for the passing game. Bears like to run the ball a lot & Pace Always looking for small school OL gems. Couldn’t get all the Pro Day numbers but got   Bench – 25 Vert- 27.5 & a Broad – 8’ 3 “ can be confirmed but bear in mind he had 94 knockdowns his JR year followed by an amazing 100 knockdown SR campaign. A First Team All-Conference & a team captain. A man that is doing 1000 pound leg lifts can squat 650 lbs & bench 450 pounds clean as a whistle a monster in the weight room. Working preparing for any opportunity he is a guy to watch Ravens, Titans, Packers,  Steelers any hard nose run-heavy team would work.

  • WR  Thomas Ives
  • Colgate
  • Height 6’4
  • Weight 208 lbs

Pro Day Results: Forty- 4.47     37.5 ‘ Vert & a 10’ 6” Broad jump is what I found.

Seen him during the HBCU wknd & remember being impressed by his size & speed to get open easily. Didn’t realize how much speed we were dealing with. Tough wideout clean route runner not afraid to go across the middle. Has everything you’re looking for in a receiving threat.

  • OT Cody Conway
  • Syracuse
  • Height: 6’6  
  • Weight : 298 lbs  

3 Year Starter at Offensive Tackle for The Orange.

2018 All ACC & All ECAC Honorable mention. The career of 40 starts & almost 3000 snaps as first string LT.   

Couldn’t find all his Pro Day numbers but was impressed with a 7.27 L or 3 cone drill. Also, he played Left tackle his entire career at Syracuse we know how valuable it is to protect the QB’s blindside. OL is very important to Chicago noticed they have interviewed quite a few. Conway makes sense but I am sure there are other teams that have interest in the big man.

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