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S Danieal Manning (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty)

Danieal Manning is a major talent, but the Chicago Bears have been unsuccessful trying to make him a free safety. He played well as a nickel corner and kick returner last year, and it appears he'll stick to that role. Pre-draft activity suggests that Manning will not be in the mix at free safety anymore.

Not many football fans had ever heard of Danieal Manning when the Bears took him in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of tiny Abilene Christian, but he quickly established himself as arguably the best pure athlete on the team. However, the Monsters of the Midway have not been able to harness all that natural ability, as Manning spent time at both safety and cornerback his first two...

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