2012 NFL Draft: Bears Coach Lovie Smith Visits LB Keenan Robinson

The Chicago Bears reportedly sent a contingency, including head coach Lovie Smith, to visit the Texas Longhorns' pro day on Tuesday morning. According to Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune, the Bears were heavily scouting LB Keenan Robinson.

Robinson was immaculately durable during his college career and averaged over 6 tackles per game in the 2011 NCAA season. Though Robinson possesses the necessary physicality to play any linebacker position, he apparently prefers playing on the outside -- which could suite the Bears well given the presence of MLB Brian Urlacher and OLB Lance Briggs:

"I think I should be an outside linebacker," Robinson said at the combine. "I don’t mind playing Mike. I don’t mind playing Will or playing on the line of scrimmage as an outside rush linebacker but I think I best project as a Will or Sam linebacker covering tight ends. Either one would be fine for me. It's whatever the team needs. I played all three. I can help any team."

The NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 26, and ends on Saturday, the 28th.

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