Rachal, Baker steady at USC pro day

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USC running back Chauncey Washington probably helped himself the most Wednesday at the Trojans pro day, wowing scouts with a 4.35 40-yard dash. It was a performance that probably ensures he will be selected.

But Bears West Coast scout Marty Barrett, in attendance, might have been keeping a closer watch on the offensive linemen on display.

Guard Chilo Rachal had a vertical jump of 28 inches and the did three cone and short shuttle drills, choosing to let the remainder of his work from the combine stand. He looked good, a source said, particularly in positional drills.

Tackle Sam Baker was slower in the 40-yard dash than he timed at the combine, but stood out in positional drills.

Both are believed to be on the Bears radar.

For what it’s worth, defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis did 36 reps on the bench at 225 pounds. He reportedly has a visit soon with the Cincinnati Bengals, who draft ninth.

The Los Angeles Times had a take on the afternoon.

So did the Orange County Register.

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