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Long Wait Finally Over for Barton

OT Kirk Barton (Terry Gilliam/AP)

The Chicago Bears need to repair their wretched offensive line from a year ago, as the running game was not effective and the quarterbacks were not protected very well. Kirk Barton of Ohio State hopes to be a part of that rebuilding project, although he had to wait a little longer on draft weekend than he would have hoped.

Kirk Barton is accustomed to dealing with disappointment. After being part of an Ohio State team that suffered a 41-14 loss to Florida in the 2007 national championship game, the senior-to-be opted to return for one more season in part to improve his draft status. That seemed to be a smart move, considering the right tackle was viewed as a middle-to-late-round selection had he opted to go pro...

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