English is getting a lot of love...even from the big boys. In a mock draft today on ESPN, Mel Kiper had LE going at pick #24 in the first going to the Atlanta Falcons. He's beginning to look more and more like a rush LB to NFL teams.
The Bears need a pass rusher (Chicago Tribune):
"I don't know where my stock is going," English said. "All I'm doing is coming out and trying to have fun. I'm really trying not to be too conscious of things I can't control. But if I had the choice, I'd say I'd be the No. 1 pick."
Wednesday was the last practice in pads for the week (SI):
Larry English/DE-OLB/Northern Illinois: The undersized defensive end beat opponents all day by playing with speed and athleticism. English is a fluid lineman who easily moves about the field and exploited big, immobile blockers to makes plays behind the line of scrimmage.
Todd McShay has been a fan for a while (ESPN):
We could see some dropback from LE in the game Saturday (ProFootballWeekly):
→ Northern Illinois DE Larry English did some work with the linebackers in coverage drills and seemed to handle himself well. English projects as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 front.