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McClellin fitting into his niche

DE Shea McClellin (Matthew Emmons/USP)

Shea McClellin was selected by the Bears to provide pressure on passing downs. So far, mission accomplished, as he currently ranks second in sacks amongst rookie defensive ends.

When the Chicago Bears selected former Boise State outside linebacker Shea McClellin in the first round of this year's draft, I called it a stretch. My opinion was that a one-dimensional player, who struggled mightily against the run in college, was not worth the 19th overall pick. I also said at the time that, if he racks up 10 sacks as a rookie, no one would care about his deficiencies against...

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