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Draft Reaction: Chicago selects DE Shea McClellan

About six days ago, a report from Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun Times reported that the Bears had narrowed their selection down to six picks.  We now know that Joker Shea McClellan of Boise State was the highest rated of those six players.

It’s probable though that the Bears might have priced themselves out of a better player with how the first round ended up breaking.  Shea McClellan isn’t much of a reach with the 19th pick, and Chicago as a team is overall lacking depth on the edges of their defense.  But there were better players available to fill the need, as well as falling players on the offensive end which Chicago could have addressed.  Without a sequential move to trade back up into the first round, this feels like a slight overdraft.

The Bears are really the perfect landing spot from the player’s perspective.  Shea McClellan will carve out a nice seven plus year career with the Bears, and he’ll become a leading jersey seller in Chicago, and that’s all he could have hoped for.  The Bears are getting docked process points, but in the long run, that’s hardly an issue.

Chicago Bears Process Points: 2

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