NFL Draft 2012: Grading the Chicago Bears' Selection of Shea McClellin

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NFL Draft 2012: Grading the Chicago Bears' Selection of Shea McClellin
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The Chicago Bears were on the clock with the 19th pick in the draft, and for many fans, they thought Christmas had come early.

Numerous players that virtually every NFL draft analyst believed would be off the board were available for the Bears.  

These included guys like offensive tackle Riley Reiff and defensive ends Chandler Jones and Illinois Fighting Illini DE Whitney Mercilus. Considering these were the needs for the Bears, it seemed a no-brainer they'd take one of these three guys.

But then the Bears surprised us all, taking Boise State player Shea McClellin.  Technically he is a defensive end, but he also is a player who has played linebacker on the Broncos' blue turf.

Let's analyze why McClellin is a Bear. 

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