Another small school prospect is picked by Bears with Jordan Morgan in Round 5

Another small school prospect is picked by Bears with Jordan Morgan in Round 5
MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 28: Jordan Morgan #77 of the North team warms up during the Reese's Senior Bowl at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Bears general manager Ryan Pace takes chances in drafts we know that. This year, he took that a step further by selecting three small school prospects.

After taking Division-II Ashland tight end Adam Shaheen in the second round on Friday night and FCS’ North Carolina A&T running back Tarik Cohen in the fourth round Saturday, the Bears took Division-II Kutztown guard Jordan Morgan in the fifth round (No. 147th overall).

The Bears coaching staff had Morgan on their side in the Senior Bowl back in January. At 6’3″, 309 lbs., he started all four seasons at Kutztown at left tackle.

Note: Morgan is the fourth Kutztown player drafted joining Don Shaver (Minnesota), Andre Reed (Buffalo) and John Mobley (Denver).

Coming from Parkway Northwest High in Philadelphia, Pa., Morgan only played football his senior year, half the season. He suited up for local Germantown since Parkway made students earn enrichment hours with the hopes of keeping them off the streets. So football was part of his enrichment hours.

Morgan redshirted his first year at Kutztown, then ran away with the job after gaining over 75 lbs. to play against the Division-II competition.

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Morgan joins Kyle Long, Josh Sitton and Eric Kush as the guards on the roster. The Bears also have center Cody Whitehair and interior linemen Hroniss Grasu and Cornelius Edison.

Final thought: Morgan is a developmental pick. He makes the move to guard and has little experience there. The Bears know Sitton is on the tail end of his career and Long won’t be a Pro Bowler forever. Morgan can join that room and be brought on slowly. Consider it a redshirt season.

Thoughts on the selection of Morgan?

In case you missed it:

STORY: Bears surprise everyone and draft QB Mitch Trubisky

STORY: Shaheen is the pick in round 2 and that bodes well for the offense

STORY: Jackson comes in as safety help for the backend

STORY: The Bears add speed and versatility with the selection of Cohen

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  • It better turn out like Buffalo's Andre Reed from Kutztown State...

  • Trubisky and Morgan are basically both redshirting. Shaheen, like just about every rookie TE, won't provide much production in year one. Jackson has a future but shouldn't start this year, and Cohen is a change of pace back.

    Oddly, little Tarik Cohen, all 5'6" of him, from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference will likely make the biggest impact on the field this season.

    I hope Pace, Fox and his coaching staff are secure in their jobs because the Bears could've had at least 3 starters from this very deep draft.

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