The third day of the 2018 NFL Draft concluded late Saturday and teams made efforts to sign undrafted free agents right away.
Here is a tracker of the Bears’ undrafted free agent additions reported by both the Sun-Times and Tribune. More rookies to compete for roster spots this summer.
RB Ryan Nall (Oregon State)
A 6’2″, 232-pounder, Nall ran a 4.58 second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. He projects as a slashing back, someone who can play either running back or fullback. Nall added 2,779 yards from scrimmage and 28 touchdowns across three seasons at Oregon State.
S Nick Orr (TCU)
A 5’11”, 179-pounder, Orr has a nice chance to make the roster at safety with the backup spots up for grabs. He made plays at TCU often, combining for nine interceptions in his time there.
LB Nyles Morgan (Notre Dame)
A 6’1″, 235-pounder, Morgan excelled at Notre Dame in four seasons, racking up 250 tackles and six sacks.
CB Michael Joseph (Dubuque)
A lengthier corner at 6’1″, 187-pounder, Joseph had eight interceptions as a Division III standout at Dubuque this past season.
CB Kevin Toliver (LSU)
Toliver has nice size and power at 6’3″, 204-pounder but he did make many plays as a cover corner, totaling two interceptions in three seasons at LSU.
OLB Andrew Trumbetti (Notre Dame)
Trumbetti is a 6’4″, 236-pounder who made an impact as a run stopper. He totaled just 2.5 sacks in four seasons at Notre Dame.
WR Garrett Johnson (Kentucky)
A 5’11”, 175-pounder led Kentucky in receiving the last three seasons. He caught 48 passes for 539 yards as a senior. He projects as a practice squad wideout.
CB Rashard Fant (Indiana)
Fant totaled five interceptions in four seasons at Indiana and 51 pass breakups. A 5’10”, 179-pounder has a chance to carve out a role in the Bears’ cornerback group.
EDGE Elijah Norris (Shepherd)
Coming from the Division II program at Shepherd, he had 9.5 sacks over the last three seasons after not playing in 2016. A 6’3″, 240-pounder, Norris will compete for a roster spot.
DE Bunmi Rotimi (Old Dominion)
19 sacks and 33 starts were the numbers for Rotimi in four seasons at Old Dominion. A former walk-on at Old Dominion, Rotimi is 6’3″, 273 lbs. He seems to be a fit in the nickel defense as a natural defensive end.
CB Tafon Mainsah (Richmond)
A 5’10”, 196-pounder ran a 4.46 second 40-yard dash at his pro day back in March. Mainsah had six interceptions in four seasons at Richmond. He started three of four years there while suffering an injury as a sophomore limiting him to six games.
DL Cavon Walker (Maryland)
A linebacker who has transitioned into a defensive lineman/EDGE player, Walker totaled 4.5 sacks over his final two seasons at Maryland following a foot injury that hampered him. At 6’2″, 284 lbs., Walker will look for a practice squad.
G/C Dejon Allen (Hawaii)
Allen won the starting right guard job as a redshirt freshman. He moved to left tackle as a junior and stayed there as a senior. A 6’3″, 290-pounder, Allen will compete for a depth spot on the Bears’ offensive line.
P Ryan Winslow (Pittsburgh)
The 6’5″, 217-pounder will compete and learn from NFL veteran Patrick O’Donnell in training camp. Winslow was a four-year starter at Pittsburgh where he capped off his collegiate career with a 44.5 yards per punt average.
Anthony Miller is the pick in Round 2 (via trade with New England)