kyrv wrote:Interesting pick as others have said.
On the plus side, it was rumored that good evaluating teams were looking at him in the same area.
But - it appears they were looking at him as an outside linebacker in the 3-4.
I've fought the battle in basketball and football for years, that position isn't as important as the player. I lost that battle, I was wrong. For super great players, it may not matter. In a league where about half the first rounders will bust, I think you need a position, and need to not play out of position.
However, as others mentioned, the Bears do even drop the DE's into coverage, like an OL in a 3-4 would be, but that's fairly limited, but still it happens.
So, don't know, wish him luck.
I'll be honest I did want the Bears to draft a defensive lineman, so I'm happy in that regard.
Oh - can we stop comparing him to Pro Bowl and Hall of Famers? That's a little bit lofty, or are we just doing the, he 's white so let's name the first white guys that come to mind? That's awful.
McClellin isn't exactly helping your cause in today's press conference. When asked to compare himself to current NFL players he picked Mike Vrabel, Brooks Reid, and Jared Allen. White guys the lot of 'em.