Shea McClellin: Why Patience Will Be Key

Everyday it seems like there is a new story coming out of Training Camp regarding the Bears first round pick, Shea McClellin. We have heard plenty of the negatives regarding McClellin, but the last few practices have been proof that patience will be key with the young rookie.
Coming in to the draft this offseason, almost every NFL scout had McClellin pegged as a perfect fit for a 3-4 outside linebacker. McClellin’s great speed and prior experience in a similar role had 3-4 defensive teams looking to draft McClellin in the later portion of the first round. The Bears took a risk with McClellin at the 19th pick but Phil Emery has been adamant that McClellin is exactly who they wanted.
McClellin has immediately been put under the microscope in his first Training Camp. Reports from Training Camp relayed snap by snap deficiencies of McClellin in various drills and team activities. McClellin

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