Five linebackers the Chicago Bears draft should target

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Sep 22, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Chicago Bears inside linebacker Jon Bostic (57) tackles New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

There’s a job for you..

You’ve just been hired as the new General Manager for the Chicago Bears, so you’re now Ryan Pace. It’s your job to bring in the right people to make this team a playoff caliber team in the NFL. No small order, especially in a city where the fans are as ravenous as Chicagoans.

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As a new GM you’re going to look towards the draft to begin building your new Chicago dynasty. As you look over the list of potential draftees you realize there are no first round talents at the quarterback position. You already know you don’t need a wide receiver, a running back or a tight end.

Defense. That’s what this team has a real need for and will be a big part of the Chicago Bears draft.

In order to improve the defense where should you begin?

Linebacker, of course?

It is essentially the quarterback of the defense. He’s the leader out there. He see’s the entire play, from the huddle breaking until the end.

You should be reminded that Chicago drafted three linebackers back in 2013. Obviously, that wasn’t that long ago. Jonathan Bostic and Khaseem Greene are the only ones left on the roster with Bostic as the only true starter.

The Bears should draft three, or at the very least two more linebackers, all for the middle. The draft is a crap shoot and it doesn’t matter anymore how much a team researches a player. You still don’t really know about any player until he is on the field against NFL competition.

These are the linebackers that the Chicago Bears draft should include and who are the most NFL ready. With smart strategic picks they could walk away with two or maybe three of these guys.

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