Troy Niklas


Those Bears fans who question the method to Phil Emery's drafting madness might say "Ego" is the perfect first name for the general manager's second-round pick Friday night.


Ever since an impressive showing during bowl practice last December, Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe has drawn praise from coach Brian Kelly.


The circumstances came as a bit of a surprise, but Notre Dame is looking toward Ben Koyack as its top tight end this year.