MOBILE, Ala. — The 2020 Senior Bowl gets underway this week and as is the case every year, the first of the major activities is the all-important prospect weigh-ins. Sure, it seems silly that a player's height, weight and arm length can factor so heavily in their final evaluation, but it does. It always has. And it always will.
Here are a few of the standouts from the 2020 weigh-ins that could find themselves high on the Bears wish list.
Alex Taylor | OL | South Carolina State
6-foot-8, 308 pounds
36 1/8 arms
-Arguably the top small-school lineman in this year's game, Taylor is HUGE, and his incredible arm length will have NFL offensive line coaches dying to work with him.
Terrence Steele | OL | Texas Tech
6-foot-6, 312 pounds
35 7/8 arms
-Like Taylor, Steele's nearly 36-inch arms will be viewed as an asset for a player likely to come off the board on Day 3.
Jared Pinkney | TE | Vanderbilt
6-foot-4, 254 pounds
-Pinkney was a rock-solid 254 pounds and looks every bit the part of an every-down tight end in the NFL who can play inline as a run blocker.
John Simpson | OG | Clemson
6-foot-4, 330 pounds
33 6/8 arms
-Simpson carries his 330 pounds really well; he isn't sloppy. His nearly 34-inch arms are perfectly fine for an interior player, too.
Justin Herron | OL| Wake Forrest
6-foot-3, 305 pounds
34 5/8 arms
-Herron will likely kick inside at the NFL level, but his nearly 35-inch arms will give teams at least the opportunity to try him at tackle if needed. If nothing else, his arm length makes him a multi-positional prospect.
Brycen Hopkins |TE | Purdue
6-foot-3, 241 pounds
-Hopkins came in a little on the short side, but his athletic physique is a deceptive 241 pounds. He has a chance to cement his status as the top pass-catching tight end in the class.
Jordan Love | QB | Utah State
6-foot-3, 223 pounds
-Of all the quarterbacks at the 2020 Senior Bowl, Love looked the most pro-ready from a physical standpoint. And that includes Herbert, who needs to add about 15 pounds to his 6-foot-6 frame.
Matthew Peart | OL | UConn
6-foot-6, 310 pounds
35 1/8 arms
-See a theme here? Peart took the stage and looked the part in Mobile. He's been comp'd as a poor man's D'Brickishaw Ferguson. From a physical standpoint, it fits.
Jeremy Chinn | DB | Southern Illinois
6-foot-3, 219 pounds
-Chinn was the most rocked-up defensive player at the weigh-ins. He has a chance to make some real noise with a strong showing in front of scouts.