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Too early to criticize McClellin

DE Shea McClellin (Jerry Lai/USP)

Bears first rounder Shea McClellin has participated in exactly four padded practices to this point, so the fever pitch surrounding his recent struggles is wildly premature.

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...

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