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Even after drafting two linebackers last year, the Bears still have long-term questions at middle linebacker. It wouldn't be a bad idea to take a gander at some late-round prospects just in case.
Jon Bostic could end up playing the rest of his career at outside linebacker. Khaseem Greene will do the same and Shea McClellin is certainly no long-term answer. How about a stout run stuffer from Louisville? Preston Brown could be the late-round find who can ultimately succeed in the NFL.
Brown won't wow you with his size. He's only 6'1'', 251 pounds, but he runs well, takes quality angles to the ball and is a tackling machine. He led Louisville in tackles last year, averaging 7.4 per game.
Give Brown some time in the NFL and he can turn into a solid starter in the league, with his instincts and intangibles.
It would be tough to have to burn another pick on a linebacker, but bringing D.J. Williams back is proof the Bears aren't sure of their current youngsters. Williams is only on a one-year deal and the Bears should keep all options open in the late rounds.