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Frey fighting "tradition" as Bears' 6th-rounder

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Frey fighting "tradition" as Bears' 6th-rounder

Isaiah Frey was drafted by the Bears. Thats good news for the young man.

He was selected in the sixth round. This is not good news for the Bears.

The Bears have gotten virtually nothing from a sixth-round draft pick since kicker Paul Edinger in the 2000 draft. Expectations are not especially high for Nevada cornerback Frey (he is not in many draft guides and was not invited to the Scouting Combine) but for that matter, almost nothing is expected out of Bears sixth-rounders:

Year
Pick(s)
Comment
2011
LB J.T. Thomas
Injured, did not play
2010
QB Dan LeFevour
Cut preseason,
now Bengals backup
2009
S Al Afalava
The one sort-of "nugget." Started 13 games, then beaten out by Josh bullocks and cut before the next season;
now with Tennessee
2008
NA
Pick traded
2007
NA
Pick traded for Adam Archuleta
2006
G Tyler Reed, FB J.D. Runnels
Zero impact
2005
WR Airise Currie
Always injured, never produced

High School Lites Football Semifinals Roundup

High School Lites Football Semifinals Roundup

High School Lites has plenty of great IHSA football playoff action from the semifinals on Saturday as NBC Sports Chicago has highlights of many of the area's top matchups. 

Be sure to also follow us on Twitter @NBCSPreps for all of the latest IHSA football scores and highlights. 

DRIVE: Prairie RidgeEpisode 14

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Raby's Dq Smith McAllister

St. Xavier Team of the Week: Marist girls volleyball

This Week's Scores

Class 8A

Loyola Academy 17, Edwardsville 10

Lincoln-Way East 24, Maine South 14

Class 7A

Lake Zurich 14, Mount Carmel 7

Batavia 23, Benet Academy 13

Class 6A

Prairie Ridge 42, Hoffman Estates 21

Nazareth Academy 24, Providence Catholic 7

Class 5A

Phillips 27, Sterling 14

Dunlap 21, Washington 0

Class 4A

Morris 43, Raby 8

Rochester 31, Highland 14

Class 3A

IC Catholic 7, Byron 0

Pleasant Plains 41, Anna-Jonesboro 2

Class 2A

Gibson City 14, Newman Central Catholic 8

Maroa-Forsyth 25, Shelbyville 14

Class 1A

Tuscola 21, Athens 14

Lena-Winslow 12, Forreston 8

 

NBCSPreps Boys Basketball Preseason Power Rankings

NBCSPreps Boys Basketball Preseason Power Rankings

The 2017-18 IHSA boys basketball season has a lot of talented teams in the Chicagoland area. See who made the preseason top 25, headlined by five Public League powerhouses.

No. 1 Morgan Park

No. 2 Whitney Young

No. 3 Simeon

No. 4 Orr

No. 5 Curie

No. 6 Fenwick

No. 7 Bolingbrook

No. 8 Waukegan

No. 9 Niles North

No. 10 Uplift

No. 11 Romeoville

No. 12 Hinsdale South

No. 13 West Aurora

No. 14 Larkin

No. 15 St. Rita

No. 16 OPRF

No. 17 St. Charles East

No. 18 Kenwood

No. 19 Willowbrook

No. 20 Bloom

No. 21 Evanston

No. 22 Lake Zurich

No. 23 Proviso East

No. 24 Lincoln-Way East

No. 25 Libertyville