Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 4/105 -- Henry Melton, DE, 6-3, 280, Texas...A project who could take some time to develop because of his limited experience at end. Backup running back in his first two seasons. Carried 132 times for 625 yards (4.7-yard average) and 16 touchdowns. Didn't become a starter until senior season and even then didn't post great numbers (29 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 4 sacks) but showed fine athleticism for the position. Has great physical tools, runs well and has excellent agility. Arrested for DUI in 2007 and served a three-game suspension. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Henry Melton News
08/25/16 - DE Henry Melton was signed to the roster Monday and worked on the first team throughout practice while Derek Wolfe missed time to attend to a personal matter. Melton was signed after the Broncos' defensive line was gashed by the 49ers last week in the wake of Vance Walker's torn ACL.
08/22/16 - DT Henry Melton was signed by the Broncos. Terms of the deal were not disclosed for the former Pro Bowl selection, who is expected to help fill the team's void of losing starter Vance Walker to a season-ending knee injury.
Melton collected 131 tackles, 22.5 sacks and six fumble recoveries in seven seasons with Chicago, Dallas and Tampa Bay. The 29-year-old recorded 30 tackles, two sacks and two fumble recoveries during his lone season with the Buccaneers in 2015.
08/22/16 - DL Henry Melton signed with the Broncos on Sunday to provide defensive-line depth. After losing Vance Walker to a torn ACL, the Broncos lacked experience. Their second- and third-team linemen pushed around up front in the loss to the 49ers.
08/23/15 - DT Henry Melton took some snaps at defensive left end in practice Saturday. With all the injuries to the defensive ends, he could start Monday night's game outside.
03/12/15 - DT Henry Melton left the Cowboys for the Buccaneers Thursday (March 12), agreeing to terms on a one-year contract.
Melton originally entered the league as a fourth-round pick (105th overall) of Chicago in the 2009 NFL Draft and spent the first four years of his career with the Bears (2010-13). A former standout at the University of Texas, Melton has played in 64 career games, with 35 starts, totaling 101 tackles, 20.5 sacks, five passes defensed, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles. The Desoto, Texas, native earned a Pro Bowl berth following the 2012 season, when he recorded 6.0 sacks, tied for the fifth-most by an NFL defensive tackle.