Bears keeping tabs on athletic Rutgers lineman Zuttah

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Were still gathering some information from the action down in Fayetteville, Ark., at the Razorbacks pro day earlier today and should have an update a little bit later on. Lovie Smith and Bears Southwest area scout Chris Ballard were on hand to watch running backs Darren McFadden and Felix Jones, among others.

But theres more draft information coming in all the time.

J.J. Pesavento of Next Level Scouting has reported that the Bears put Rutgers offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah through a private workout. Zuttah is also scheduled to have private workouts with the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and has already worked out for both New York teams as well.

Zuttah played both guard and tackle in school but probably projects best as an interior lineman. He gave himself a real boost at the combine where he was the only lineman to register a sub five-second time in the 40-yard dash, clocking in at 4.99. He also showed strength, putting up 35 reps at 225 pounds in the bench press.

Although Zuttah is a little undersized at 6-4, 303 pounds, that fits the Bears scheme, as does his mobility. Hes projected as a mid-round selection.

Also, Josh Buchanan of NFLDraftBible.com reports the Bears attended the Bethel (Tenn.) College pro day on March 20, keeping a keen eye on running back Adrain Smith. He seems to fit the mold of a potential free-agent signing. At 5-9, 218 pounds, and coming from an NAIA program, Smith would not be legitimate competition for Cedric Benson. He played in the Texas vs. The Nation all-star game. He finished with 5,275 career rushing yards and went for 1,635 as a senior.

Check back later for more info.

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