Top-30 attendance tracker: Here are some collegiate players who visited the Bears

By | April 3, 2024

Top-30 attendance tracker: Here are some of the collegiate players who visited the Bears originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft, the Bears and the other 31 NFL teams are allowed to host top-30 visits. That means they can host up to 30 players in Halas Hall during the pre-draft process.

These visits may include a variety of activities, including on-field training, exercises, formal meetings and medical examinations. The Bears will host as many athletes as possible during this time to better evaluate the athletes they plan to draft.

Here are some of the players they’ve hosted so far, according to reports.

This is an easy one. General manager Ryan Poles told the media that the Bears would host Williams the first week of April after his pro day.

A large contingent from the Bears organization was in attendance at Williams’ pro day at USC. Poland, Matt Eberflus, Shane Waldron, Kerry Joseph, etc. were on hand in Southern California to watch Williams throw.

The key to Williams’ top-30 visit to the Bears is his medical records. He declined to participate in medical evaluations during the NFL Scouting Combine to eliminate the redundancy of examinations by every team in the league. The Bears will conduct medical exams for Williams during their top-30 visit.

Washington receiver Rome Odunze, a prime candidate for the No. 9 pick, will make a top-30 visit to the Bears.

MORE: Bears to host Rome Odunze in Washington for top-30 visit: report

Odunze, 21, is expected to be one of the top wide receivers taken off the draft board on April 25. He, Marvin Harrison Jr. and Malik Nabers are the best pass catchers in this draft class.

He had a phenomenal senior season with the Huskies this past season. In 15 games, he caught 92 passes for 1,640 yards (leading FBS, school record) and 13 touchdowns from quarterback Michael Penix Jr. He finished his junior season with 1,145 yards and also seven touchdowns.

According to Tony Pauline, Georgia tight end Brock Bowers will make a top-30 visit to the Bears.

Bowers, 21, is a big frame at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds. He is without a doubt the draft’s highest-ranked tight end prospect. Bowers is expected to be drafted sometime in the early first round.

The curious part about Bowers’ visit to the Bears is his stance. The Bears don’t have a pressing need at tight end. Last season, they re-signed Cole Kmet to a four-year extension. This offseason they asked Gerald Everett to play next to him.

Dallas Turner

Alabama running back Dallas Turner is a prime candidate for the Bears’ No. 9 pick in the draft.

Turner is one of the best rushers in the draft. At 6-foot-4 and 245 pounds, he is a unit. In 14 games his junior year, Turner finished with 10 sacks, 14 tackles for loss and 53 total tackles.

The Bears need an elite edge rusher to match Montez Sweat. Turner could be a solution to that gap.

Kiran Amegadjie

Yale offensive tackle Kiran Amegadjie will make a top-30 visit to the Bears.

Amegadjie is originally from Illinois. He was born in Hinsdale and attended Hinsdale Central High School. At Yale he was a three-year starter. He played right guard during his sophomore season before switching to left tackle during his junior and senior seasons.

He played in just four games his senior season after undergoing season-ending quad surgery.

Auburn cornerback Nehemiah Pritchett is one of the most athletic cornerbacks in the draft.

As seen in the post, Pritchett ran a 4.36 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. He also finished with an exemplary athletic score. Poles and the Bears are known for bringing in young talent with exceptional athletic scores.

He played five years at Auburn. There he finished his career with three interceptions, 115 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and one sack.

Elijah Jones

Boston College cornerback Elijah Jones gets a top-30 visit with the Bears.

In six seasons at Boston College, Jones recorded seven interceptions (five in his sixth season), 156 tackles, four tackles for loss and one sack.

Jha’Quan Jackson

Tulane wide receiver Jha’Quan Jackson will visit Halas Hall ahead of the NFL Draft.

Jackson played five seasons at Tulane. He finished his career with 1,743 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns. His single-season career records are 554 yards and eight touchdowns.

Cam Hart

Notre Dame cornerback Cam Hart will visit Halas Hall during the pre-draft process.

Hart played four seasons at Notre Dame. He finished his career with two interceptions, 10.5 tackles for loss and 90 tackles.

Dylan Laube

New Hampshire running back Dylan Laube will visit the Bears.

Laube played five seasons at New Hampshire. In 2022, he rushed for more than 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns. He can rush and get out of the backfield, racking up nearly 700 yards catching last season.

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