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Rookies from the Bears 2018 draft class arrive at Halas Hall to be fitted for their gear and sign contracts before this weekend's rookie minicamp.

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Chicago Bears coaches get first look at draft picks in rookie minicamp

Bears coaches will get their first on-field look at this year’s draft class, along with dozens of undrafted players and other free agents, during the rookie minicamp Friday through Sunday at Halas Hall.

There are lofty expectations that first-round pick Roquan Smith will be in the starting lineup on opening day at inside linebacker next to Danny Trevathan. The eighth overall pick in the draft got off to a rocky start earlier this week when his Bears-issued iPad, which contains the defensive playbook, was stolen from inside his car near his Athens, Georgia, apartment complex. While other personal items were recovered, the iPad was not among them, although the Bears remotely wiped the information from it.

James Daniels, the first of two second-round picks, could be the Week One starter at left guard, playing between center Cody Whitehair and left tackle Charles Leno. Memphis receiver Anthony Miller, selected
12 picks after Daniels, at 51st overall, may not be in the starting lineup, but the Bears will be disappointed if he isn’t playing significant snaps early in the season.

Fourth-round inside linebacker Joel Alphabet is not projected as a starter in the near future, but he possesses the skills to make an impact as a core special-teams player and could also earn snaps in sub packages because of his coverage ability. Fifth-round defensive end Bilal Nichols will begin the transition from Football Championship Subdivision stud at Delaware to the NFL, which usually carries a higher degree of difficulty than making the move from a Football Bowl Subdivision school. But Nichols will be in the mix at right end, along with Jonathan Bullard and Roy Robertson-Harris.

Sixth-rounder Kyle Fitts also will not be a starter as a rookie, but he brings an ability to rush the passer off the edge that could earn him playing time early in nickel situations.

Although Georgia’s leading receiver, Javon Wims, wasn’t selected until the seventh round, he will get crucial practice time throughout the remainder of the offseason program and into training camp because top receiver Allen Robinson will be brought along slowly as he recovers from last September’s torn ACL.

http://www.nwherald.com/2018/05/10/chicago-bears-coaches-get-first-look-at-draft-picks-in-rookie-minicamp/awmoxyc/

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Here's the roster for the minicamp this weekend.....

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Here's the roster for the minicamp this weekend.....

Soooo, I see Anthony Miller and Joal Alphabet........... I'm hoping that is an incomplete list?  Otherwise, where the hell are the rest of our draft picks?

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Sorry Papa didn't realize there was a second page.....

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Sorry Papa didn't realize there was a second page.....

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Top-10 players to watch at Bears rookie minicamp

The Chicago Bears will officially kick off their 2018 rookie minicamp on May 11 at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Illinois. Over the course of three days (Friday through Sunday) all of Chicago's draft selections and their undrafted free agents will take part in the activities. The team has not released a full list of all the participants in terms of undrafted free agents for this weekend's event, but many player names have been leaked since the conclusion of the NFL Draft in late May.

Chicago made seven selections in the draft, one each in the first, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds with two selections in the second round of the draft. Chicago should feel good about the direction of the team in comparison to years past. After firing head coach John Fox in January, the team is now leaning on Matt Nagy to bring the offense into the 21st century. This weekend will be his taste of rookie minicamp as the head coach after serving as the offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs the last two seasons. Just ahead we will take a look at the top-10 most important players to keep an eye on in this weekend's rookie minicamp from Lake Forest.

10) OL Dejon Allen

The Bears added one new interior offensive lineman in James Daniels in the second round of this year's draft and also signed a veteran in Earl Watford this offseason, but Allen will be a name worth watching this weekend. He played all over the offensive line for Hawaii, making starts at right guard and left guard before eventually settling in at the left tackle position. He finished last season as a first-team all-conference player at Hawaii.

At 6'3" and 290 pounds he does not have the size to play on the outside at the NFL level. Despite that, he does have impressive athleticism and figures to be in the running to fight for a roster spot this offseason with a lot of uncertainty behind the likes of Daniels, Cody Whitehair and Kyle Long.

9) OLB Kylie Fitts

The Bears had a major need at the outside linebacker position this offseason and surprisingly did not address the position until the sixth round with Fitts. As a freshman at UCLA he appeared in six games, primarily on special teams. After that year he transferred to Utah and was forced to sit out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules. In 2015 he appeared in all 13 games for the Utes and made a total of 11 starts. He led the entire Pac-12 with four forced fumbles and finished the year with 40 tackles, seven tackles for loss and seven sacks.

Expectations were high for him in 2016 before injuries limited his season. He appeared in the first two games with one start before he suffered a season-ending foot injury. He ended that season with just four tackles, three tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. This past season he saw action in eight games and made 23 tackles with three sacks while struggling with a variety of injuries.

Despite his injury history, there is a lot of talent there with Fitts. His ability to get off the snap of the ball quickly and his impressive length will be worth watching this weekend in Chicago.

 8) WR Javon Wims

All the publicity has gone toward second-round pick Anthony Miller, and rightfully so, but seventh-rounder Javon Wims is no slouch at the wide receiver position. In his first season at Georgia he saw action in 13 games with three starts, catching 17 passes for 190 yards with one touchdown. This past season he became a bigger part of the offense, appearing in 14 games and catching 45 passes for 720 yards with seven touchdowns. One of the best games of his career came in the team's College Football Playoff game against Oklahoma in which he caught six passes for 73 yards and scored one touchdown.

At 6'3" and 215 pounds, Wims has great size for the position. His 4.53-second 40-yard dash time was in the lower half of this year's participants, but his game speed looks to be much better than his timed speed. He is at his best down the field and could easily develop into a red-zone threat early in his career. With all eyes on Miller this weekend, do not be surprised to hear good things about Wims.

7) OL James Daniels

The second overall pick for the Bears in April, Daniels is expected to play at a new position with the organization. After primarily playing the center position at Iowa, Daniels will move over to left guard to begin his career.

Throughout the weekend it will be worth noting how often he lines up at the guard position and if he gets any reps at center.

 6) LB Joel Alphabet

Chicago took Iyiegbuniwe in the fourth round of this year's draft. While he may be blocked right now at the inside linebacker position by Roquan Smith, Danny Trevathan and Nick Kwiatkoski, the young linebacker will have a chance to show off his athleticism and speed at minicamp this weekend. At 6'1" and 229 pounds he ran a solid 4.6-second 40-yard dash time at the NFL Scouting Combine and also registered 19 reps on the bench press, a 35-inch vertical and a 4.28-second time in the 20-yard shuttle.

Those numbers prove his athleticism, but he will have to prove at the NFL level that he can play with consistency and strength. In four seasons at Western Kentucky he racked up 201 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. He capped off his final season with 117 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. At minicamp this weekend it will be worth noting to see if he lines up anywhere other than inside linebacker in the team's 3-4 scheme.

5) DL Bilal Nichols

Like others on this list, it will be interesting to see where the team decides to play Nichols this weekend at Halas Hall. Projected to be a 5-technique defensive end in Chicago's 3-4 scheme it will not come as a surprise if he also gets some work playing on the inside as well.

4) CB Kevin Toliver

Signed as an undrafted free agent, Toliver may be the most talented UDFA in Chicago this weekend. With still some uncertainty at cornerback in Chicago, Toliver can set himself on the track to compete for a roster spot this weekend. 

3) WR Anthony Miller

The Bears traded back into the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft to snatch Anthony Miller, so clearly the team thinks very highly of him. As he enters his first minicamp with the Bears it will be interesting to see where the team uses him this weekend. The organization has noted he will get some work both inside and outside this offseason, even though he saw the majority of his work on the outside at Memphis.

2) CB Michael Joseph

Michael Joseph is the most intriguing name on this entire list. He went undrafted out of Dubuque in late April and some believe he can be a diamond in the rough as an undrafted free agent signing. The Oswego, Illinois native racked up 56 tackles and an impressive eight interceptions this past season after registering seven total interceptions the previous two seasons. He impressed enough at the Division-III level to get invited to the NFL Scouting Combine back in February. He was named the Defensive Player of the Year for his conference and brings with him to the Bears plenty of NFL size at 6'1" and 187 pounds. This weekend will be his first chance to prove to the organization he has what it takes to push for a roster spot this offseason.

1) LB Roquan Smith

There should be no surprise here as to who lands at No. 1 on the list. Roquan Smith is the new face of the Bears franchise on defense and all eyes will be on him this weekend

https://247sports.com/nfl/chicago-bears/ContentGallery/Top-10-players-to-watch-at-Bears-rookie-minicamp-118133130/#118133130_3

 

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Iggy Alphabet looks a lot like a pumped up Shea McClellan.....

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Bears ILB Roquan Smith confirms that he will be receiving a fresh iPod “soon.”

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Brad Biggs

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#Bears 1st round pick Roquan Smith: "I learned from it (car being broken into)." Said he is grateful for work by the police and he expects to get a new iPad soon.

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Mark Grote
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Bears ILB Roquan Smith confirms that he will be receiving a fresh iPod “soon.”

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Brad Biggs

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#Bears 1st round pick Roquan Smith: "I learned from it (car being broken into)." Said he is grateful for work by the police and he expects to get a new iPad soon.

If you had learned anything you would a showed up with a new ipad rook..........Go get your own damn ipad dumbass

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Rookies from the Bears 2018 draft class arrive at Halas Hall to be fitted for their gear and sign contracts before this weekend's rookie minicamp.

http://www.chicagobears.com/multimedia/photo-gallery/Rookies-arrive-at-Halas-Hall/7d8904ff-e068-448e-b057-bf11bb5e8257

Just wondering if any of you know where to find that shirt. I can't find it online anywhere.

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