Minicamp...It's a rite of passage for all NFL rookies. It's their first step onto an NFL practice field. It also marks the beginning of careers, and it is the official welcome into the National Football League. This past weekend, teams across the league held their annual rookie workouts.
I had the blessing and privilege of attending the Chicago Bears rookie camp at Halas Hall. Even though it is referred to as "Rookie Minicamp," the Bears did have eight second-year players in attendance. In all, there were 52 players that took part in the weekend workouts.
This of course included the 2013 draft picks, 12 undrafted free agents and 32 non-roster invitees who were there on a tryout basis. Everyone involved was looking to make an impression on new head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery.
When it was all said and done, there were three players who really made an impression on me this past weekend. Here are those players who stood out in my book...