Bears interested in Draft prospect Yawin Smallwood

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Smallwood is ready for the NFL
Smallwood is ready for the NFL.

Yawin Smallwood could well be on his way to the Chicago Bears in the NFL Draft in May, and the middle linebacker admits that the thought of such a move would make him 'happy'.

The former Connecticut defender is well aware of the Bears interest, as they are the only team to have met up with at this current stage.

It's understood that the Bears liked what they saw of Smallwood on film, and regardless of his average NFL Combine performance, it looks likely that they will make a play for him in May.

Lucas Oil Stadium was the setting for the Combine and the results for Smallwood didn't quite go as he would have wanted.

He did 18 bench presses of 225 pounds and he only ran 5.01 second in the 40-yard dash after struggling with a hamstring injury.

The Bears interest is unwavering though, and Yawin says he would be honored to become part of their historic franchise.

"It would be an honor [to play for the Bears]," he admitted. "They have a great tradition of having great Hall of Fame linebackers over there, so I would be happy to play over there.

"But at the moment I'm just going to show what I can do and see what happens from there."

Even though Smallwood failed to blow the house down with his Combine performance, he will get another chance to impress teams at the Connecticut Pro Day next month.

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