Aurora native, Marmion Academy graduate and Northern Illinois defensive end Larry English is likely to hear his named called early in this year's NFL Draft.
In Thursday's Chicago Tribune, Larry talked about the possibility of being drafted by the Bears.
If you look through the mock drafts, quite a few of them have English being selected in the second round. There's some thought that he could move up into the first round before all is said and done.
The Bears do need a pass-rushing defensive end, and English is the all-time NIU leader with 31 1/2 career sacks. The Bears have the 18th overall pick in the first round and the 49th overall pick in the second round.
It seems unlikely the Bears would pick English at 18. Will he still be on the board when the 49th pick comes around? Who knows, but it would be interesting to see a kid from Aurora land on the Bears' roster.