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Q & A: Jordan Mills ready to join Bears’ O-line
The Bears added another offensive lineman in the 2013 draft, selecting Louisiana Tech tackle Jordan Mills in the fifth round with the No. 163 selection. Here’s what he said about joining the Bears:
On how surprised he was the Bears picked him: “I had a lot of contact with them at the Senior Bowl, at the combine, after the Texas A&M game, even though we lost, they were the first team to be out there to go just watch us practice even though it was a bye week and we had…; I’m sorry, I’m at a loss for words. They had a scout out there every week most of my practices my senior year, they were there. They were one of the last scouts I got to talk to at the Senior Bowl and I got to talk to them a little bit at the combine.”
On if he is a left or right tackle: “Anywhere the coaches want to put me to play is good with me; left or right, either side, anywhere I can go to help my team, I’m going to do it. Like I told some of these coaches, if they have to put me at H-back to lead block, I’ll do that. Anywhere I can help my team, I’ll do it.”
On if he knows much about the Bears offense: “I know they have Jay Cutler, I know they have Devin Hester; a beast at wide receiver, Brandon Marshall, I know they just got the tackle from New Orleans, Jermon Bushrod. Him on the left side, me on the right side, that’s going to be an offensive line to reckon with and me with Kyle Long also. Seeing him at the combine, seeing I got to talk to him also, it’s going to be good. The offensive line is going to be good. I’m going to show my leadership and just learn behind Bushrod and everybody else and just soak up all that I can.”
On his cousin, corner Tramon Williams, being a Packer: “Yes, he is a Green Bay Packer and I’m going to see him twice a year and if I get back there, and somebody breaks a long touchdown, if I can get close to him – that’s my cousin and I love him- it’s not going to be good for him.”
On how close he is to Williams: “Him and my brother were best friends. They graduated together from high school, they played football together and I was the little kid always trying to follow them around so I was very close to him when I was younger. Him and my brother were always around each other and I would try to sneak off with them and things like that. Him and my brother were big influences in my life growing up.”