No Cal player is going to be drafted during the upcoming NFL Draft (April 25-27). At least that is the prediction of virtually every site, program or magazine that makes such projections.
But if any former Bears player is going to break through and surprise everyone by getting picked, it would be former Cal linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk.
In the video above he is running the 20-yard shuttle. It is actually his second attempt at the drill, because he failed to touch the lines in his first shot. But the NFL scouts were there to see what he could do so he was given a second chance.
Kunaszyk is ranked as the 29th-best inside linebacker prospect by DraftScout, which places him just outside the group that the site expects to have a chance to be drafted. The range of his 40-yard dash times is listed at 4.69 seconds to 4.94 seconds, which isn’t great but not horrible. (Click here for a video of his 40-yard dash at Cal Pro Day.)
But Kunaszyk is never going to test out well on the measurables of speed and agility. His strength is his football IQ and ability to make plays. He ranked ninth in the nation in tackles in 2018, averaging 11.4. He was even higher in solo tackles, ranking third in the country with 7.3 per game. His 22 tackles in the loss to UCLA was tied for the fifth most by anyone in a Division I game last season.