Originally posted on Midway Illustrated  |  Last updated 1/23/13
Continuing with 2013 Senior Bowl coverage we come to the first viewing of  the South team on the NFL Network.  A lot of big time  SEC kids fill out the roster which as usual will be putting a lot of kids into the league. Two offensive linemen stood out as players the Bears could take a glance out.  First a player who may propel himself into the first round is Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson.  Johnson is a good athlete, with good footwork, good technique, and is a good run blocker.  There is really nothing that Johnson doesn't do well.  He has athleticism necessary to get up to the second level, to pull and get ahead of running backs he just does it all well.  He plays with a nasty streak and finishes his blocks.  He may not be a dynamic as a Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher, but he shouldn't be taken for granted.  Johnson has played both right and left tackle at Oklahoma and can play both positions equally well.  He's far more athletic than a player like Gabe Carimi but wins with technique and effort in the run game.  He's not as strong as maybe you'd like but his frame says he can add on some weight and still be very effective.  He could potentially be a player that the Bears consider at the 20th overall pick, if they feel they need to upgrade the OT position.  Another prospect on the offensive line who ideally fits the mold of a zone-blocking scheme center is Brian Schwenke of Cal.  Schwenke measured 6-foot-3 307-poundss and profiles as a player who plays with good technique, good angles and has good movement skills.  He can play center or guard at the next level and fits the profile of a guard who moves well who can get out on stretch plays, scrape the second level and hit a moving target, all the things the Bears might consider if they're looking to migrate more towards a zone-blocking rushing attack.  Lastly the Bears might be in need of adding some cornerback depth, especially at the nickel spot and one player who may fit that role is San Diego State's Leon McFadden.  McFadden is 5-foot-9 193-pounds and is scrappy.  He shows good footwork and transition in his back pedal.  He's a tough kid who battles for the football and has made a name for himself throughout the first two days of Senior Bowl practices.  He had one pick and nearly added a second in practice and may be available in the middle rounds.  His scrappy attitude in lieu of his short stature makes him an ideal tough nickel-back that fits the profile of the Bears secondary under Jon Hoke.  He does all of the things you ask for in a player who may be a fourth round pick only because of his smallish stature. Eric Galko of Optimum Scouting is down in Mobile all week providing in-depth analysis and reports on practice at the 2012 Senior Bowl.  Follow his coverage on twitter @optimumscouting and on his website Senior Bowl headquarters.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Kyrie Irving asked Cavs to trade him

Report: Knicks open to trading Carmelo, picks for Kyrie

Landon Collins: Giants will ‘definitely’ topple Cowboys atop NFC East

Are the Cowboys bracing for possible Elliott suspension?

Simpson parole board member opens up about Chiefs tie

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Draymond Green calls out Damian Lillard

Pacman Jones suspended for Week 1 of upcoming season

Stenson had rental home robbed at Open Championship

Report: Carmelo would waive $8M trade kicker for Rockets

Report: Rangers shopping Yu Darvish in trade talks

Floyd Mayweather dating former reality TV star Abi Clarke?

Sports & Politics Intersect: Trump casts shadow over U.S. Women's Open

Best of Yardbarker: General managers take the spotlight

The 'Pay that man his money' quiz

The National League Wild Card is suddenly relevant again

Kicking It: USMNT struggles to find consistency in Gold Cup as World Cup qualifying nears

Three Up, Three Down: The Dodgers are a complete juggernaut right now

Who won the Open Championship in the year you were born?

Box Score 7/21: Stay cool this weekend sports fans

BIG3 Week 5: Pivotal make-or-break weekend in Chicago

The 'Let's show a little love for James Jones' quiz

Making an NFL GM change in the summer has its benefits

Every NFL team’s biggest question as training camps start

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Sports & Politics Intersect: Trump casts shadow over U.S. Women's Open

The National League Wild Card is suddenly relevant again

The 'Pay that man his money' quiz

BIG3 Week 5: Pivotal make-or-break weekend in Chicago

The 'Let's show a little love for James Jones' quiz

Making an NFL GM change in the summer has its benefits

The 'Yoan Moncada era starts now' quiz

The Orioles need to unwind past deals if they are going to rebuild

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Sam Hinkie is calling the shots

The 'No one is betterer than Roger Federer' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker