Bears defensive end Shea McClellin was elevated up the depth chart this weekend and is currently…
Too early to criticize McClellin
When the Chicago Bears selected Boise State outside linebacker Shea McClellin in the first round of this year's draft, I called the pick a reach. I felt he was a better fit in a 3-4 defense and questioned his ability to set the edge against the run as a 4-3 defensive end. The response to my criticism was fervent, to say the least. After the first week of training camp, many of my worries appear at least partially justified. He hasn't shown active hands as a pass rusher and struggles to disengage. Against the run, nearly every offensive tackle and tight end on Chicago's roster has had his way with McClellin. He has shown good quickness but his lack of ideal size and strength has hurt him so far. Despite my feelings...
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