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Draft Scout Hroniss Grasu News
05/09/15 - C Hronis Grasu, selected by the Bears in the third round of the draft (71st overall), agreed to terms on a four-year contract Friday (May 8).
Grasu anchored the offensive line for four seasons at Oregon, appearing in 52 games and earning Pac-12 first-team all-conference honors on three occasions. Grasu was one of six finalists for the Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center as a junior and senior. He earned first-team All-American honors by the Sporting News (2014), SI.com (2013-14) and SB Nation (2013) as well as second-team acclaim by the Associated Press (2014).
05/04/15 - Grasu believes his experience in Oregon's no-huddle spread offense counts as a great asset. "At Oregon, when you play offensive line, it just comes down to move a guy that's lined up in front of you from Point A to Point B," he said. "I think we've done that pretty well at Oregon. There's a reason why we've been leading the Pac-12 in rushing yards." The no-huddle aspect of it places a lot of pressure on centers. "I think it will really help out in Chicago because I was always asked to make a lot of decisions under a short amount of time, a matter of six or seven seconds," he said. - The Sports Xchange
05/04/15 - A closer look at the Bears' six picks: Round 3/71 - Hroniss Grasu, C, 6-3, 297, Oregon...Although he can play guard in a pinch, he's viewed as competition for Will Montgomery for the starting center position and long term the future leader of the offensive line. A four-year starter, he played on the same line with Bears guard Kyle Long. Many Oregon offensive linemen have gone on to succeed out of their offensive system, and Grasu looks to be next. He had to make fast adjustments on the line prior to snaps in the no-huddle offense, so he's brains as much as brawn. The Bears like his quickness and ability to help after the snap or to get out and lead on a screen. "The standout traits for this guy is his quickness and his balance," Pace said. "He's excellent at the second level. He's quick on reach blocks. His makeup is outstanding. When you talk about work ethic, team captain, leadership, all those traits that we stress around here, he brings those to the table." - The Sports Xchange
02/16/15 - 2015 NFL COMBINE: PROSPECTS WITH THE MOST TO GAIN OR LOSE, MEDICAL EVALUATIONS: C Hroniss Grasu, Oregon...There is no questioning his toughness as Grasu played through several injuries in 2014 despite not being at 100 percent health. But his medical evaluation will better detail the damage and whether or not any issues are worrisome long-term. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/30/14 - Oregon center Hroniss Grasu 'ready to play' in Rose Bowl vs. Florida State...Oregon starting center Hroniss Grasu is expected to be back in the lineup for the Ducks against Florida State in the Rose Bowl after suffering a leg injury last month. The senior has not played since suffering a leg injury against Utah on Nov. 8. The Ducks were able to finish the season and win the Pac-12 title with Hamani Stevens playing center, but a healthy Grasu could go a long way in the Ducks' efforts to win the first College Football Playoff. "He's been out there all week going full [speed]," offensive coordinator Scott Frost said via The Oregonian. "We're hoping he's as close to 100 percent as we can possibly get him for the game. "Hroniss is a fighter, one of the best kids I've ever been around. He'll be ready to play. Hroniss has exceptional character."
Grasu is a three-time All-Pac-12 selection and started 50 consecutive games before suffering the injury, which required a minor procedure. "When it comes to game time I'll see how I feel and do whatever it takes to play that game, I can tell you that," Grasu said this week. "Even if I'm in a lot of pain during the game that pain will be all worth it; that's a big game." - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com