The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with the following 11 undrafted rookie free agents on Sunday:
|Ronnie Cameron||DT||Old Dominion|
|Adrien Cole||LB||Louisiana Tech|
|Terriun Crump||WR||Western Illinois|
|Britton Golden||WR||West Texas A&M|
|Ronnie Thornton||LB||Southern Miss|
|Jeremy Jones||S||Wayne State|
The reality is that most of the players above will be a distant memory by the first game of the Bears’ regular season. A few will make the practice squad, and even fewer (if any) will make the active roster.
With that in mind, we took a deeper look at each and will highlight one intriguing player below, who may have sticking potential. To learn more about all the UFAs, you can follow the links for each above to read their college profile. ChicagoBears.com also has a note or two on each player.
Troy tackle James Brown was ranked the second best undrafted free agent available by NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt and Scouts Inc. He stands 6’ 3.5” and weighs in at 306 lbs. He played starting left tackle at Troy through three consecutive seasons.
Brown is an athletic lineman who some projected as a guard in the NFL. He has good arm length (34.5”) and very clean footwork. He can be inconsistent at times and did not face top competition at Troy. He was, however, projected as a third or fourth round pick.
He was a no-brainer as a UFA for the Bears who desperately needed to at least bring in some competition at left tackle. He has a lot to build off of and if anyone can mold him and help him advance to the NFL level it’s offensive coordinator Mike Tice.