Otah postpones workout, says Bears have interest

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 03/27/2008, 05:51pm

Pittsburgh offensive tackle Jeff Otah skipped on his school’s pro day on Monday because of a sore ankle, but said the Bears are among teams who have been in contact with him.

Otah, who said the ankle nagged him all last season, will work out for scouts April 9.

Several teams have called me so far, Otah told the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat. The Bears, the Panthers, the Eagles, the Steelers, definitely are looking at me, and I just talked to Kansas City (Monday). But you never know how this things are going to work out.

Its all about team needs and how things play out on draft day. So, I just want to keep working hard and get some good measurables. Ive got good film, but now Ive got to get the other stuff, running, weightlifting and agility.

Most project Otah to be a first-round selection but right now his name isn’t getting as much play as the top three of Jake Long, Ryan Clady and Chris Williams. Of course, there’s a chance all three of those guys are gone before the Bears pick comes at No. 14.

Otah is 6-6, 322 pounds and figures to be a right tackle. In a perfect world, the Bears find a future left tackle and eventually move John Tait back to the right side.