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The Role of a Sixth Rounder

LB J.T. Thomas (Charles LeClaire/Getty)

The Bears drafted former West Virginia linebacker J.T. Thomas in the sixth round of this year's draft. Is he destined for special teams duty or does he have the potential to play defense?

The history of outstanding linebackers to have played for the Chicago Bears is well documented. It's a team that is often defined by the names Bill George, Bronko Nagurski, Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary. In addition, the current roster boasts two potential Hall of Famers in Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher. Jerry Angelo, a former linebackers coach for the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL, has... Recommended Stories

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West Virginia linebacker J.T. Thomas is the third Mountaineer selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, going…