Shea McClellin went to the Chicago Bears with the No. 19 pick in the NFL Draft, a pick that three months of mocking never saw coming. Projected as a 3-4 outside linebacker or edge rusher, McClellin will be joining a 4-3 defense in Chicago and pair with Julius Peppers to terrorize NFC North QBs like Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford and Token Viking Quarterback.
McClellin is the second-highest Boise State player drafted, behind only Ryan Clady at No. 12 to the Denver Broncos in 2008.
With the Bears and their 4-3, McClellin figures to play defensive end. Here is a taste of what the Bears have at the defensive end position:
- Julius Peppers (starter)
- Israel Idonije (projected starter)
- Corey Wooton
- Chauncey Davis
I would have preferred to see McClellin go to a 3-4 team where his athleticism could really be put on display. He is not built like many NFL defensive ends; he fits the mold of a speedy edge rusher. Hopefully the Bears recognize his strengths and put McClellin in a position to succeed.
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