As part of our coverage leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 150 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.
Jordan Howard (RB), Indiana
6’0” | 230 lbs.
2015 stats (9 games):
196 CAR, 1,213 YDS, 9 TD, 11 REC, 106 YDS, 1 REC TD
"Howard has the optimal size and talent needed to strap the pads on and become a productive workhorse for a team looking for one, true lead back. Howard's vision, power and subtle shiftiness allow him to create and break tackles along the way. Staying healthy in the NFL is a legitimate concern for Howard considering his relentless running style. If he can stay healthy, Howard has the ability to become an instant factor as an NFL starter." - Lance Zierlein, NFL.com
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Tarik Cohen is a budding superstar for the Chicago Bears not only because of his dazzling highlight-reel plays on Sundays but also because of his off-field personality and light-hearted approach to the game.
He reported to Bears camp with the rest of the team's veterans Thursday and showed reporters the two items he claimed were all he brought to Bourbonnais:
Nice try, Tarik.
Mitch Trubisky is a believer in the Chicago Bears new offense heading into 2018. He's been jacked up about coach Matt Nagy and his arsenal of new skill players all offseason, and on Thursday he gave reporters at Bears training camp an even greater description of what's to come.
"We're going to create our own identity and it's going to be something the Chicago Bears haven't seen for a while," he said.
That identity is expected to be something similar to what was seen in Kansas City last year when Nagy was calling plays. It was an offense that featured efficient quarterback play, the NFL's leading rusher, a high-flying playmaker at receiver and an All-Pro tight end.
Not bad at all.
But don't ask Trubisky about comparisons to other teams, or, more specifically, comparisons centered around him and other young quarterbacks in the NFL.
"I'm tired of it all," Trubisky said of being compared to Carson Wentz and Jared Goff. "All the doubts, all the comparisons, tired of waiting, and excited that camp is here and ready for year two. All I can do is control my attitude & effort.
"I know who I am. I know what kind of player I can be. And I know my role on the team. I'm looking forward to proving that."
The weight of a city and a lot of jobs in the front office are on Trubisky's shoulders. He has the mental makeup to handle it, but he also hasn't been tested like he has this offseason when whispers questioning his long-term potential have begun in far corners of football media.
Trubisky has been set up for success in 2018. He's in a quarterback-friendly system with receivers who can make him a star. He should have little trouble proving his doubters wrong and finally showing Bears fans what it means to cheer for a fun and exciting offense.