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This pick is starting to grow on me a bit. I was a little surprised considering some of the players that were still on the board.
People keep talking about McClellin being too small, but I'm not buying it. Compare McClellin to some of the Pro Bowl DEs from the last two years:
McClellin: 6'3", 260 lbs
Elvis Dummervil: 5'11, 260 lbs
Dwight Freeney: 6'1", 268 lbs
Andre Carter: 6'4", 255 lbs
Jason Babin: 6'3", 267 lbs
Robert Mathis: 6'2", 245 lbs
John Abraham: 6'4, 263 lbs
Justin Tuck: 6'5", 268 lbs
I'm not seeing a drastic size difference. And remember, we're talking about a rookie that has yet to go through NFL strength and conditioning program. I'm trusting Emery on this one until proven wrong.
My Preferred Selection: David Decastro, G, Stanford
Yes, I realize that the Bears are sold on their offensive line (they seem to be the only ones) but Decastro looks like the kind of player that will be a Pro Bowl fixture for years to come.
Other Possibilities: the obvious pass rushers, Mercilus and Chandler Jones. Reiff sounds like he's going to be a RT so if that's the case, I'd have passed, as well.