"Local kid does good."
If you're following NFL teams in the Midwest, that's not a headline you're too likely to see.
Giovani Bernard had a strong season as a rookie running back with the Bengals last year.
But it's his connections to legendary Bear Brian Piccolo that might interest fans in Chicago.
You have to go all the way back to 2008 to find the last Big Ten product selected in the top 10 picks of the NFL Draft.
The enigmatic Chad Johnson is back on the gridiron.
After being out of the NFL in 2013, Johnson will resume his football career with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.
AJ McCarron (QB), Alabama