Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery has been active this offseason, ridding the team of a big contract and signing a combination of young and veteran talent to improve the defense.
At the start of free agency and the new league year last week, Emery struck deals in the first week with defensive ends Lamarr Houston and Willie Young, linebacker D.J. Williams, cornerback Charles Tillman, safeties M.D. Jennings and Ryan Mundy, wide receiver Domenik Hixon and special teamer/linebacker Jordan Senn. He also released defensive end Julius Peppers, via ChicagoBears.com.
Improving the team through free agency is just one facet of the big picture, and while he will continue to try and upgrade his team via free agency, Emery will also focus on the NFL draft.
Chicago scouts, as well as Emery, have attended and will be attending various collegiate pro days, as prospects get one final chance to work out for teams in a large setting.
Many players have already concluded their pro days, but some still have opportunities coming up in the next few weeks.
Here are five of the most important pro days for the Chicago Bears.