Since the Bears might be in the market for a quarterback at some point in the draft, fans might want to pay closer attention to Jon Gruden's "QB Camp" this year.
Gruden's annual workout series debuts on April 7 at 6 p.m. on ESPN2. This year's participants feature the past two Heisman Trophy winners: Florida State's Jameis Winston and Oregon's Marcus Mariota, potentially the top two overall picks in this year's NFL draft. Other participants include Cotton Bowl Classic MVP Bryce Petty (Baylor), All-Pac 12 second-team selection Brett Hundley (UCLA) and MWC Offensive Player of the Year Garrett Grayson (Colorado State).
Here's an early scouting report from Gruden:
On Grayson: "There's a lot of parts of Colorado State's system that I recognize, unlike a lot of college football that's running up-tempo, no-huddle, spread-option football. There's some principles at Colorado State that will serve Grayson well. He can run it. He can audible. He can get you out of trouble with his legs. He's a dark horse in this class."
On Hundley: "Hundley helped put UCLA football back on the map. They were in trouble before he arrived. Really, what he did running and passing, taking over the city of Los Angeles the last three years, is a great accomplishment. And, for the Bruins to finish as a top-10 team, that puts an exclamation point on his career. A talented guy."
On Mariota: "Mariota is special in a lot of ways. He's a dynamic dual-threat on the field and he is humble -- no-nonsense, full of character off the field. 4.52 is what he ran (at the combine). He competes like crazy. I just think he has a lot of 'can't miss' qualities."
On Petty: "Petty might have the best arm talent in this draft. Last year Derek Carr came to town and put on an aerial display. I would be surprised if Petty isn't that guy this year. Stereotyped in the Baylor offense, but he's different. He's a great passer. He's a finisher. I love finishers. Gray shirt, red shirt, waited his time. He's physically and mentally ready to go. I like Petty."