The Bears defense came back to life in 2010, playing with a ferociousness and cohesiveness that fans are used to seeing. The team saw a total of four players awarded All-Pro honors, with Julius Peppers (DE) and Devin Hester (KR) being slotted on the first-team, and Brian Urlacher (ILB) and Chris Harris (S) voted to the second-team.
For this exercise, we're choosing a defensive lineman, linebacker, and defensive back that didn't make the All-Pro cut last year, and trying to decide which would have the best chance in 2011.
Defensive End Israel Idonije - Izzy had a career year in 2010, thanks in large part to playing opposite of Julius Peppers. Add rookie Stephen Paea into the mix, and Idonije may have an even better opportunity to excel in 2011.
Linebacker Lance Briggs - Briggs has been one of the most consistent players on the defensive side of the ball since he was drafted in 2003, and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Cornerback Charles Tillman - Peanut improved in 2010, capitalizing on an increased pass rush from 2009. If the defense continues to improve under Rod Marinelli, Tillman may be able to pick up where he left off in 2010.
Of the three defensive players listed above, who is more-likely to earn All-Pro honors in 2011?