“This kid can play inside, he can play outside, he’s aggressive, he’s tough, and he’s a willing tackler. This is a good pick for Chicago.” – Pete Prisco, CBS Sports
The Bears dropped the final of this year’s three-part series “Meet the Rookies” with today’s episode profiling cornerback Kyler Gordon, Chicago’s first pick (second round) in this year’s draft.
This is the eighth consecutive year of the series which chronicles the journeys of select rookies just as they are about to embark on their professional careers. The Bears sent video crews to the players’ hometowns to speak with their parents and former coaches.
Here’s the synopsis from the Bears’ website:
“From Tuesday through Thursday, a full episode will be released per day at 8 a.m. (CT) on the Bears’ social media channels, ChicagoBears.com, and the Chicago Bears Official App brought to you by Verizon. The series will culminate with a 30-minute special featuring all three episodes on FOX 32 on Saturday, July 23, at 9:30 p.m. ‘Meet the Rookies’ is hosted by Jeff Joniak, Voice of the Bears on WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM.”
- Full name: Kyler Gordon
- Height: 6 feet
- Weight: 190 pounds
- Age: 22 years old
- Birthday: December 17, 1999
- Hometown: Mukilteo, Washington
- High school: Archbishop Murray (Everett, WA) High School
- Parents: Evamarie Gordon and Bernard Gordon