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NFL draft: Bears take DE Shea McClellin of Boise State at No. 19

April 26, 2012|By Sam Farmer
  • Boise State defensive end Shea McClellin goes through a drill at the NFL combine.
Boise State defensive end Shea McClellin goes through a drill at the NFL… (Michael Conroy / Associated…)

No. 19 Chicago Bears: DE Shea McClellin, Boise State –- McClellin is a farm boy from Marsing, Idaho, who has been taking care of at-risk animals since he was a child, including nursing baby skunks back to health. He’s a talented and relentless football player, too, collecting a combined 16 1/2 sacks over the past two seasons. He ran a 4.63 in the 40 at the combine, second-best among defensive linemen.

Comment: McClellin isn’t huge, but he’s relentless and would be a solid bookend to Julius Peppers. The Bears got him before the Packers had a chance.

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