Bears draft picks: Day 3
BY SEAN JENSEN email@example.com April 28, 2012 10:02PM
Updated: May 30, 2012 8:33AM
TE Evan Rodriguez, Temple
4th round, 111th overall
6-1½ inches, 239 pounds
Upside: Versatile athlete, who ran a 4.56 in the 40-yard dash and posted the top performance in several drills at the combine. Has been compared to New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, a 2011 Pro Bowl selection, based on a number of factors.
Downside: There are concerns about his character, his strength (18 bench-press reps at 225 pounds) and his true fit in an NFL offense. Rodriguez also wasn’t all that productive at Temple.
CB Isaiah Frey,
6th round, 184th overall
5-10½ inches, 190 pounds
Upside: Clocked at 4.4 in the 40-yard dash, Frey earned All-Western Athletic Conference honors as a senior after intercepting five passes and defending 21 others. After earning his first start at the end of his true freshman season, he has started every game since for the Wolf Pack.
Downside: The senior wasn’t invited to the combine, and there are questions if he’s physical and consistent enough. Criticized by one draft report for giving receivers too much space, an alarming point given the competition level.
CB-KR Greg McCoy, TCU
7th round, 220th overall
5-10, 181 pounds
Upside: Ranked sixth in the nation, averaging 30.6 yards per kickoff. He scored three kickoff-return touchdowns during his career, including a 99-yarder. In 2009, he averaged 35.9 yards on 10 kickoffs.
Downside: Viewed as a solid cornerback, but he has a lot of polishing up to do if he’s going to find a role and get on the field. Considered just an average tackler and better-suited for a zone defense.