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Bears UDFA breakdown: Defensive end Cavon Walker Kurt Warner. James Harrison. Dick “Night Train” Lane. Antonio Gates. Over the years , there have been several undrafted free agents who have left indelible marks on the game of football. Despite not being seen as worthy enough of an NFL Draft selection, these players have overcome the odds and have gone on to become successful NFL players. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to take a look at of 10 of the undrafted free agents that the Chicago Bears signed this offseason to try and determine who stands the best chance of making it to the 53-man roster. In this article, we’ll take a look at the player who ranks fifth on the list: Maryland alumnus Cavon Walker.BackgroundWalker is coming off of a somewhat underwhelming senior season, as he totaled just 1.5 sacks and six tackles for a loss. He was able to hit a personal best 38 tackles, though, and had a career-high six tackles against Minnesota this season. Walker had 3.5 sacks, nine tackles for a loss and 31 tackles in 2016. He started his collegiate career as a linebacker at 229 pounds, but bulked up and moved to defensive line, where he played for his last three years at Maryland. Walker was a three-star recruit out of high school and was on the All-Met Second Team in his senior year at Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington, D.C. The communications major was an honor roll student and has served as a volunteer at Positive Choices Football Camp in the Washington D.C. area.Skill setThere are no individual cut ups of Walker available online, but there are several highlight videos of his on YouTube, as well as full Maryland games.At six-foot-two and 284 pounds, Walker is slightly undersized for a 3-4 defensive end, which is where he fits in Chicago’s scheme. While he can’t change his height, gaining a little bit of weight could help his chances of carving out a long NFL career for himself. His smaller stature doesn’t affect his play, though, as Walker is a strong and tenacious player. He put up 31 reps on the bench press at his Pro Day, which would have tied him for the sixth-best total among defensive linemen at the 2018 NFL Combine. He does a good job of converting speed to power and has good drive in his lower body.While Walker’s production isn’t very good, his tape shows that he is a constant force in the backfield. He has good explosion off the ball for a player his size, and he can plug up holes against the run well. He’s good at reading option plays and does a great job of bringing ball carriers down in space. His motor also runs high on a consistent basis: he rarely takes a play off.One concern in Walker’s game is his inability to finish plays, especially on passing plays. He has the ability to shed blocks and to overwhelm offensive linemen with explosiveness, but he isn't very good at getting sacks. He doesn’t have fantastic speed in space and he can’t turn the corner very well, which limits his ability to get to the quarterback before he can get the pass off.Chances of making the 53-man rosterWalker faces pretty steep odds of making the 53-man roster. The defensive linemen on the final roster seem to be set in stone, so the former Terrapin likely won’t make the team this year. However Blue Leonard Floyd Jersey , he has enough potential to make him a player worth keeping on the practice squad. If the Bears stick with that approach, then Walker could end up finding his way onto the active roster at some point during the regular season.Jacob Infante is a Chicago Bears writer at SB Nation’s Windy City Gridiron. He is also an NFL Draft writer at USA Today SMG’s Draft Wire. He can be reached through Twitter @jacobinfante24 or emailed at [email protected] Now the 2018 Chicago Bears will find out how they handle success.After a close loss to Green Bay, the Bears got a nice win over Seattle. Now they face an Arizona team that's been outscored 58-6 in the Cardinals' first 0-2 start since 2005.It's a game Chicago is supposed to win, maybe even dominate."Just like last week when it was coming off a difficult loss, now the team is feeling good in the fact that we got a win," s first-year coach Matt Nagy said. "Sometimes when you have that, with bad teams, complacency sinks in. That's not what we want. We want our guys to continue to stay hungry, to realize how important it is to stack wins on top of each other."Arizona, under first-year coach Steve Wilks, is at the bottom of the league offensively and near the bottom defensively.To try to boost an offense that got past midfield once 鈥?on the next-to-last play of the game 鈥?in last week's 34-0 drubbing by the Rams in Los Angeles, Wilks and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy say they've scaled down the game plan, simplified things. They also say they want to get the ball to David Johnson more often.While Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has been inconsistent, Arizona's Sam Bradford has been mostly bad, struggling with his accuracy, usually a strength in his game."Sam is known to be able to put the ball where it needs to be," Wilks said. "Regardless of why, we need to try to make sure we correct that moving forward. Is it the line? Is it just him? Is it the receivers? Again, everybody has a hand in it. Everybody's working on their craft, trying to correct it."Here are some things to consider when the Bears visit Arizona.MACK'S IMPACTNow Bradford, Johnson and the rest of the beleaguered offense must deal with Khalil Mack, who has two strip sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown in his two games since joining the Bears."You just turn the film on, you can see it," Wilks said. "He's doing some great things: a sack/fumble, interceptions for touchdowns Youth Roquan Smith Jersey , you name it. So, you've got to make sure you try to slow him down, neutralize him a little bit. I don't know if you can stop him, but we're going to do a great job of trying to create some things and hopefully we can try to slow him down a little bit."UP-AND-DOWN TRUBISKYTrubisky has had some great moments and some that weren't so great. He completed 25 of 34 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns against the Seahawks, but had two intercepted.Trubisky said it's a matter of making progress."I'm just trying to enjoy every single day you have to come out, practice and play with your teammates, develop great relationships and just continue to get better and better," he said, "and when things go wrong, you just go back that it's part of the process. There is going be ups and downs. You've got to celebrate the small victories. There is going to progress along the way, but there is also going to be setbacks. It's all about just staying positive and keeping your head down and staying on track."CARDINALS QBWhile Wilks is sticking with Bradford at quarterback, Arizona's supposed franchise quarterback of the future is waiting in the wings.Arizona moved up in the draft to pick Josh Rosen at No. 10 overall with the idea he'd learn by watching Bradford this season. But the Cardinals' offensive woes could wipe out that timeline."Sam, right now, is the quarterback, as I've stated before," Wilks said. "I don't think it's just the quarterback position. I think we have some issues across the board in all three phases, and we're working on those issues. I think we've done a great job of trying to correct those issues, starting with trying to simplify things with the game plan, allowing guys to play fast."BOOED AT HOMETo try to motivate his team, Wilks played audio of the home crowd booing the Cardinals in their opener. Cornerback Patrick Peterson called the booing "an embarrassment." Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald seemed to think they were understandable."We can't play any worse than we did the last two weeks," he said. "All you can go is up."HELP ARRIVESArizona should have the services of tight end Jermaine Gresham and defensive end Markus Golden for the first time this season. Both were recovering from significant surgeries, Gresham's to repair a torn Achilles tendon, Golden a torn ACL.Both would be significant contributors if healthy.

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