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If that's a highlight tape... well not very exciting.

picking up double team constantly though

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If that's a highlight tape... well not very exciting.

picking up double team constantly though

That's what I was seeing as well me, he's single handedly soaking up at least two OL on virtually every play.

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Bears may have found diamond in the rough with WR Javon Wims

 

As the Chicago Bears rookie minicamp wrapped up this past weekend, much attention was focused on the big names the Bears selected in this year’s draft including linebacker Roquan Smith and wide receiver Anthony Miller. One name that didn’t draw attention, but could shine during training camp is seventh-round draft pick, Javon Wims.

The former Georgia wide receiver has a huge opportunity to be able to surprise a lot of people in Bourbonnais.

Wims leaves Georgia where he was the leading receiver for a Bulldogs team that finished as SEC Champions and appeared in the National Championship game against Alabama last season. Wims caught 45 passes for 720 yards and had a team-high seven touchdown catches. He did this in the SEC, which is regarded as featuring the best defenses in all of college football and the best future NFL talent.

 

General manager Ryan Pace has seen seventh-round draft selections be successful in the league before as during time with the New Orleans Saints in wide receiver Marques Colston.

Colston was the Saints top wide receiver for several seasons and had multiple 1,000-yard receiving campaigns. Wims has a tremendous opportunity ahead of him and is fortunate for the situation he is coming in too. If he can make the most of it, the Bears organization will be even luckier for taking a chance on him with their last draft pick.

 

http://www.chicitysports.com/2018/05/15/bears-may-have-found-diamond-in-rough/

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Bears may have found diamond in the rough with WR Javon Wims

 

As the Chicago Bears rookie minicamp wrapped up this past weekend, much attention was focused on the big names the Bears selected in this year’s draft including linebacker Roquan Smith and wide receiver Anthony Miller. One name that didn’t draw attention, but could shine during training camp is seventh-round draft pick, Javon Wims.

The former Georgia wide receiver has a huge opportunity to be able to surprise a lot of people in Bourbonnais.

Wims leaves Georgia where he was the leading receiver for a Bulldogs team that finished as SEC Champions and appeared in the National Championship game against Alabama last season. Wims caught 45 passes for 720 yards and had a team-high seven touchdown catches. He did this in the SEC, which is regarded as featuring the best defenses in all of college football and the best future NFL talent.

 

General manager Ryan Pace has seen seventh-round draft selections be successful in the league before as during time with the New Orleans Saints in wide receiver Marques Colston.

Colston was the Saints top wide receiver for several seasons and had multiple 1,000-yard receiving campaigns. Wims has a tremendous opportunity ahead of him and is fortunate for the situation he is coming in too. If he can make the most of it, the Bears organization will be even luckier for taking a chance on him with their last draft pick.

 

http://www.chicitysports.com/2018/05/15/bears-may-have-found-diamond-in-rough/

My understanding is a lot of the reason he fell to the 7th was due to attitude issues on and off the field in college. I believe he was even suspended a few times.Otherwise he might have been a 4th-5th rounder. So yeah, perhaps he has finally grown up and is ready to commit.

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Bears rookie ILBs Smith, Iyiegbuniwe rooming and learning together
Different expectations for Bears' first-rounder and fourth-rounder

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By BOB LeGERE -- [email protected]

LAKE FOREST — They’re not exactly “The Odd Couple,” but Bears rookie ILBs Roquan Smith and Joel Iyiegbuniwe are roommates, and the expectations for them are distinctly different.

Smith, the first-rounder from Georgia, has practically been anointed an opening-day starter; but Iyiegbuniwe, a fourth-rounder from Western Kentucky, is likely to make his first impressions on special teams. After this weekend’s rookie minicamp, which started with a Friday afternoon practice inside the Walter Payton Center, they’ll have plenty of football to talk about.

Earlier in the Bears’ offseason program, the rookies had the opportunity to get to know each other aside from football, but Smith admits he still can’t pronounce his roomie’s last name correctly. (It’s ee-yay-boon-EE-way.)

Coach Matt Nagy says one of the important things he focuses on during rookie minicamp is players who learn from mistakes that are inevitable — but correctable. Because they play the same position, the two young linebackers are ideal study partners.

“We can both help each other,” Iyiegbuniwe said. “We can learn from each other and (try to) not make the same mistakes. That's definitely big. We’re already talking and studying together. I’m just picking his brain and learning as much as I can.”

“I know what I can do, and I’m confident in my abilities,” Smith said. “I am who I am. I showcase what I can do. I can’t make things up. I am who I am.”

No one will be surprised if Smith sprints onto the first team, right next to fellow ILB Danny Trevathan, early in training camp. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Iyiegbuniwe’s path will be longer and more tortuous, but the NFL is full of starting linebackers who used excellence on special teams as a springboard to success. He knows how important special teams are for him.

“It’s huge,” Iyiegbuniwe said. “I played kickoff and punt (coverage), (and) kick return, while I was at WKU, so whatever they need me to do. I’ve already talked to the different coaches about what they need me to do. So, I told (special-teams coordinator Chris Tabor), ‘If that’s what you need me to do, that’s what I’m gonna do.’ ”

But the Bears wouldn’t have used a fourth-round pick on Iyiegbuniwe if they didn’t believe he had the potential to eventually help them on defense. General manager Ryan Pace said Iyiegbuniwe repeatedly caught his eye during the pre-draft process because of his play on defense.

“He’s a physical, fast, athletic, highly intelligent player,” Pace said after the draft. “When you turn on the tape, it just jumps out, the way he plays, just a real physical, downhill style.”

Pace was so impressed with Iyiegbuniwe’s tape that he couldn’t resist sharing with Nagy.

“There are numerous plays where, (I’d say) ‘Hey, Matt, you’ve got to come in here and see this play,’ ” Pace said. “ ‘(See) how physical he is.’ He throws his body around. There are a lot of plays in the backfield. He’s really a fun guy to watch because of all those reasons.”

Pace also shared his opinions and impressions with Iyiegbuniwe after the draft, which has provided the rookie with motivation going forward.

“When I heard that from Mr. Pace, it was awesome and made me feel great,” the 22-year-old said. “Just the hard work I put in, and for him to recognize that and pick me was awesome. So I’m definitely not going to let him down and continue to make those plays.”

If he does, Iyiegbuniwe and Smith could progress from rooming together to eventually playing in the same starting lineup together.

http://www.profootballweekly.com/2018/05/11/bears-rookie-ilbs-smith-iyiegbuniwe-rooming-and-learning-together/ahex2v1/

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Linked to a legend

Butkus and Smith are forever linked.

Smith, who was named a first-team All-American, was the 2017 collegiate recipient of the Butkus Award, an honor named after the legendary Bears Hall of Famer that recognizes the nation's best linebacker.

Butkus surprised Smith with a video congratulations at a banquet on Georgia's campus. Butkus' son Matt presented Smith with the award, and Butkus later met the Bulldogs linebacker in California after one of Georgia's practices leading up to the Rose Bowl.

"I thought Roquan was a very humble guy," Butkus said. "I talked to a lot of Georgia people about Roquan, and they all said he's a good kid and a hell of a player."

Butkus said he reached out to Smith after the Bears took him in the first round.

"I sent him a text," Butkus said. "He responded immediately. He's just a very nice, humble kid. It's kind of refreshing to see that compared to a lot of these other kids that come out thinking they are all-world. Roquan is a down-to-earth kid and that should serve him well there in Chicago."

Smith described the meeting with Butkus as "pretty great."

"You hear about the award as a kid, so growing up and hearing about Dick Butkus ... there's YouTube so you can always go in there and watch videos and see some of his vicious hits and whatnot," Smith said.

But the highlight of Smith's week came in the actual Rose Bowl game when he was named defensive MVP with 11 tackles, including several key third-down stops.

"I watched Roquan during the Rose Bowl and the kid had a hell of a second half," Butkus said. "I want the Bears to be successful and if Roquan can help us get to that level, heck yeah I'd be up for that. Why wouldn't I be?"

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Like Smith, who hails from Montezuma, Georgia, Urlacher's origins were humble, but he quickly became one of the best defensive players of his generation, winning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (2000) and later NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2005).

Urlacher will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in July.

"My big thing when I was a rookie was to be seen and not heard," Urlacher said on the "Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "There are lots of guys that come in and do the opposite and run their mouths. I don't see him being that type of guy at all. But there have been guys that have taken that approach and it didn't work out well for them. Roquan seems like the kind of guy that can go out there and light it up on defense. He just needs to focus on going out there and meeting his teammates."

From a football standpoint, Urlacher believes the Bears made the right call with Smith, who's the second Georgia Bulldogs linebacker drafted by Chicago in the past three years (Leonard Floyd, 2016).

"He's got all the measurables," Urlacher said. "You look at what he did in college. His numbers were great at the combine. All of his tackle numbers were good. He made big plays. He's a smart guy. I think it was a smart draft pick by the Bears. It surprised me because I didn't think they were going to take a linebacker but when a player of that caliber is sitting there, you have to take him. I think they did the right thing.

"Plus, he played in a good defense at Georgia under Mel [email protected]#@#!, so he already knows how to play in an NFL defense. The learning process should be pretty quick for him."

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http://www.espn.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4708194/can-roquan-smith-be-next-great-bears-linebacker

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^^^^^^^^^^^^I really wish you had edited that last quote from Uralcher.........^^^^^^^^^^

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^^^^^^^^^^^^I really wish you had edited that last quote from Uralcher.........^^^^^^^^^^

I know that name brings back tramatic memories... But it is a true statement. The Geogia D is Good, it is an NFL style which will help Smith, and it was run by the unmentionalble. So.... But out of consideration to the mental well being of you all, I tried to fix it.

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^^^^^^^^^^^^I really wish you had edited that last quote from Uralcher.........^^^^^^^^^^

I know that name brings back tramatic memories... But it is a true statement. The Geogia D is Good, it is an NFL style which will help Smith, and it was run by the unmentionalble. So.... But out of consideration to the mental well being of you all, I tried to fix it.

That's better, but I already saw it.

What might work best for me is if you go back and edit this gif into the troubled area.

 

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"Plus, he played in a good defense at Georgia under Mel [email protected]#@#!,"

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http://www.espn.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4708194/can-roquan-smith-be-next-great-bears-linebacker

I think Urlacher needs a brain scan!

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Still sceptical so I say 7-9 or 8-8 if they get lucky.

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