Each year, hundreds of collegiate athletes enter the NFL draft with the hopes of becoming the next great player. Teams try to find those who best fit the scheme of the team and, in some instances, try and find players who best exemplify what the organization is all about.
The phrase "Monsters of the Midway" has been common vernacular for Bears fans since the early 1940s. Mostly derived from the dominant play of the 1940 and 1941 teams that won back-to-back NFL Championships, the phrase came back into relevance in 1986, as the Bears' stellar running game and dominant defense led them to a victory in Super Bowl XX.
Since the incarnation of the "Monsters of the Midway," the organization has always been viewed as a team that is blue-collared. They work hard, they are tough, and when push comes to shove, they will be the ones to dominant defensively and in the running game.
The 2013 NFL draft is full of great athletes and potential superstars, but some have that little extra "something"—the thing that embodies the "Monsters of the Midway" mentality.
Here are three NFL draft prospects who were born to play for the Chicago Bears: