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2012 NFL Combine: Potential Bears Targets Arrive In Indianapolis

The 2012 NFL Combine gets underway on Wednesday, with the first round of prospects making their way to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. That first batch of players is comprised of three groups— kickers and other specialists, offensive linemen and tight ends— and there are some prospects that fall in those categories that figure to be targets of the Bears when they make their pick in the first round.

Most pundits expect that the Bears will target their lackluster offensive line in this draft, and this year's draft class is deep on first round offensive line talent, all of which will be on display Wednesday in Indianapolis. Here are the notable names that Bears fans should keep an eye on as the Combine gets in gear:

That list includes players that are considered to be first round locks (the Stanford duo) and a few that may work their way into the middle or bottom of the first round with exceptional showings at the Combine (Glenn, Washington). The top two offensive linemen on the board— Matt Kalil of the USC Trojans and Reilly Reiff of the Iowa Hawkeyes— are expected to be long gone by the time the Bears make their selection.

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