Chicago Bears: Under-the-radar Senior Bowl prospects to watch

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On Saturday, Chicago Bears fans will get a glimpse of some of the top seniors in college football. Check out a few flying under the radar.

Ask any Chicago Bears fan, and they will tell you about general manager Ryan Pace and his ability to find talent in the draft. Many may bring up the swings and misses he has had, whether it be in the draft or via free agency, but if you look past some of the mistakes, Pace has done an exceptional job overall.

Two years ago, not many people were talking about Tarik Cohen as he came out of North Carolina A&T. Some may have known him for being a small, quick kid who can catch a football while doing a standing backflip. But, if you did know about him, you wondered how his game would translate to the pros.

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At the same time, a lot of experts and fans knew who Eddie Jackson was. But, the fact that he was coming off a broken leg was an enormous red flag. How would he come back? Better yet, how would he adjust to the NFL?

Those are just two examples of players Pace has found in the mid-rounds whom, at the time of the draft, weren’t being talked about as future studs. He has a tendency to stick to his convictions about players, whether it gets him in trouble or it works out. In the end, when Pace is right, he is dead on.

This Saturday, we’ll get to watch a bunch of the best seniors the NCAA has to offer in the 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl. Many of you know the bigger names who could go within the first round. But, as we all understand, there’s a reason the draft lasts seven rounds. Let’s take a closer look at a few players who tend to be flying under the radar right now and how they would fit in Chicago.