Bears draft pick Leonard Floyd drew some concern from NFL scouts thanks to his slight frame heading into the draft, and while Chicago thought enough of the Georgia linebacker to trade up to take him with the ninth pick of the first round, the Bears would still like him to put on a few more pounds.
Floyd recently revealed to CSN Chicago that he has set a series of alarms in his phone to remind him to eat more frequently as he prepares to deal with NFL linemen and running backs.
“I’ve got prompts set up on my phone of times in the day that I’m supposed to eat, making sure I eat at those time when I get the alarm.”
The 23-year-old says his diet allows him to eat whatever he would like “as long as I eat a lot of it.”
Bears’ defensive coordinator Vic Fangio says he is not as concerned about Floyd’s weight heading into the season, according to CSN.
“He’s going to weigh somewhere between 230 and 235. That’s just what he’s going to weigh. We knew that before we drafted him. So it’s not an issue. We knew that and that’s a fact and that’s what he is.”