20. Everett Dawkins, Florida State, 6-2, 292: He is a scrappy defensive end who plays with surprising strength. He has a quick first step and some pass rush savvy. His size is a limitation. Dawkins did not step up last season the way some front office men hoped he would. He probably is not a starter in the NFL.

21. Corey Grissom, South Florida, 6-2, 306: A nose tackle who can be a presence in the middle of the field, Grissom knows how to get free from a block. He is not a consistent player and does not make a lot of plays, according to one scout. Aside from a quick first step, his movement skills are average at best.

22. Brent Russell, Georgia Southern, 6-2, 303: He has good athleticism, and he plays hard. He is a battler who sometimes plays a little out of control. Russell has short arms, and struggles with cut blocks. He played against a lower level of competition and will need to make a big adjustment. "He has enough talent to get drafted," a scout said.

23. Nicholas Williams, Samford, 6-5, 309: He is a big, good-looking athlete who also could play defensive end in a 3-4. Williams has quick feet and tools to work with. He is just learning how to play, according to one front office man. He deemed Williams' instincts as "average to poor."

24. William Campbell, Michigan, 6-5, 311: With his size, he could be versatile enough to play nose guard or defensive end in a three-man front. Campbell has quick feet and can be disruptive. He put himself in the discussion for being drafted with a solid performance at the East-West Shrine game. He needs work on his technique. He was not very productive.

25. Jared Smith, New Hampshire, 6-4, 302: He has a good first step and his motor runs high. Smith doesn't have special athleticism or power. Some NFL teams project him as a fourth defensive tackle. He has some kick blocking ability.


Mike Purcell, Wyoming

Stacy McGee, Oklahoma

Adam Replogle, Indiana

Baker Steinkuhler, Nebraska

Abry Jones, Georgia

Anthony McCloud, Florida State

Cody Larsen, Southern Utah

Brian Arnfelt, Northwestern

Chris Jones, Bowling Green

Garrett Goebel, Ohio State

Gilbert Pena, Missisippi

The Bears

The Bears have two solid starting tackles in Henry Melton and Stephen Paea, but they could use some depth. Right now, Nick Collins is the third tackle. Three players who logged significant time last year — Matt Toeaina, Amobe Okoye and Israel Idonije — are unsigned. Seeing the importance of tackle to the Bears' defensive scheme, and the depth this draft offers, it would not be a surprise to see the Bears select an interior rusher.

Next: Outside linebackers


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