The Bears will be a direct beneficiary of a very deep 2020 NFL Draft. Despite not having a first-round pick, the Bears will end Day 2 with two top-50 prospects from a class that will include many first-round worthy players who slide into the second round. This, of course, assuming GM Ryan Pace doesn't make a trade (up or down).
The 2020 Scouting Combine will kick off in Indianapolis later this month, and on Friday, the NFL announced the list of players who will participate in this year's event.
The breakdown is as follows:
- 337 players
- 101 different schools
- LSU has the most participants with 16
- 33 schools have only one participant
- 17 quarterbacks
- 30 running backs
- 55 wide receivers
- 20 tight ends
- 53 offensive linemen
- 46 defensive linemen
- 44 linebackers
- 61 defensive backs
- 12 specialists
The Bears will pay close attention to the quarterback, tight end and offensive line groups which make up 90 of the 337 players working out.
The extraordinary wide receiver class will be well-represented with an astonishing 55 prospects scheduled to attend.