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Bears sign first-round pick Shea McClellin

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The Chicago Bears’ first-round draft pick is ready to go after the team got him to sign on the line which is dotted.

Shea McClellin has signed a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth year with the Bears, the team announced.

A defensive end/outside linebacker from Boise State, McClellin was taken with the 19th overall pick in the NFL draft.

The Bears’ rookie minicamp starts today, and the only unsigned draft pick is third-round safety Brandon Hardin.

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7 Responses to “Bears sign first-round pick Shea McClellin”
  1. bearsfan4life says: May 11, 2012 2:46 PM

    I see him as a 30-40 snaps per game guy. He will make is biggest impact on 3rd down in passing situations opposite Peppers. They have to get off the field on 3rd & 7+ which seems to be a problem.

    It drives me nuts to see consistent 3rd and long conversions after the defense wins on 1st and 2nd down.

  2. blacknole08 says: May 11, 2012 3:03 PM

    He should be fun to watch though I think he might be a better fit at LB.

  3. beedubyatoo says: May 11, 2012 3:12 PM

    He may help the pass rush, but he’s one dimentional and they could have had him in round 2.

  4. crazycane says: May 11, 2012 3:28 PM

    I don’t know how anyone can say where a player could have been drafted. You can’t see the future and weren’t in anyone’s war room so please stop it.

  5. johnnyru131 says: May 11, 2012 3:39 PM

    They COULDN’T get him in round 2 since either the Pats or Packers would have taken him. Fact!

  6. chew33 says: May 11, 2012 4:04 PM

    He will be good. They can use him in tons of ways

  7. lilmiddle78 says: May 12, 2012 12:03 AM

    Yeah, this guy is gonna be a real good DE for the Bears for a lot of years!! He will develope into an every down defender in his first two years!

    The pick that has had me the most excited all along has been Brandon Hardin!!! I really like what I see from this guy as far as size, speed, swagger & humility!!! This guy is gonna be a starting Saftey before too long and he’s gonna be the best safety the Bears have drafted since Mike Brown (how many of you Beats fans wish he could’ve played 10 years injury free?)!!! Can’t wait to see Hardin flyin around, ball hawkin & bringin hats to the party!!!

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