Florida State’s Freddie Stevenson to sign free-agent deal with Chicago Bears

Freddie Stevenson #23 of the Florida State Seminoles breaks free for a 27-yard touchdown run against the Florida Gators in the fourth quarter of the game at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida. Florida State defeated Florida 31-13. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

FREDDIE STEVENSON, FB
FLORIDA STATE
6’0″, 234 pounds

Freddie Stevenson will sign a free-agent deal with the Chicago Bears after going unselected in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Bio:

A one-time four-star recruit as a linebacker, Freddie Stevenson was one of the main blockers for Dalvin Cook’s record-setting seasons at Florida State. Now joining the Bears, it will be interesting to see whether Stevenson will remain at fullback or, potentially, get snaps at an NFL training camp as a linebacker.

Scouting Report:

Stevenson can block well and was a vital piece of Florida State’s rushing game. Last year, the Seminoles had Stevenson rush the ball more than he had in the past, making him an interesting option as a blocker and a rusher. Using Stevenson in the passing game, however, may not be the right choice yet as he needs more catching reps.

NFL Combine: 

4.75 40-yard dash
24 reps on the bench press
28-inch vertical jump
111-inch broad jump
7.65 seconds in the three-cone drill
4.45 seconds in the 20-yard shuffle.

The expert says: 

“Stevenson possesses an aggressive field demeanor and a good radar to land strikes in space. He lacks third-down value, but can grind it out as a short-yardage ball carrier. There will be a very limited amount of teams interested in a fullback this season, but Stevenson has enough ability to make a roster if he gets a shot.” — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com