Amongst all the craziness of the Cutler injury and Hanie debacle I figured I would start my own new segment of The not so obvious, underrated prospects of next years draft. While Im still hoping like the rest of us that we can save our wild card spot, I am also looking forward to next years draft and offseason. I think the Bears have stepped it up this year in maximizing the talent they have on the team. With that said, there are plenty of positions that are in or becoming a transition phase. (Major Wright, Chris Conte at Safety) It starting to become clear that we are in desperate need of younger talent on the defensive side of the ball. This week I am starting at Linebacker. Urlacher and Briggs are still playing all out great football. There is no arguing that. Roach is starting to come around and each week seems to be making more plays. But depth and age are going to eventually hurt us if we dont address this next year. So without further adieu.
This weeks Underrated prospect is - Danny Trevathan (LB-Kentucky) 6'2 232lbs
Trevathan's ability pretty much speaks for itself. Just watch his highlights and you will see for yourself. Trevathan has exactly what the Bears like and need at the LB position. He is a sure tackler who creates tons of turnovers and always finds a way to the ball. His biggest upside seems to be his ability to shred and weave his way around blockers to get to the ball. There is no doubt in my mind that he is one of the most underrated LB's coming out of next years draft and should be a steal somewhere in the late 2nd to late 3rd round. I expect Trevathan to be on the Bears draft board come this offseason.
http://youtu.be/7_AUk2rRlF8 ( pay attention to 2:56 if you want to see the above paragraph in one play.)