I'm about to ask a question, and since this is a Chicago Bears site, the answer will be anticlimactic. It'll also be obvious considering the title of this piece and the accompanying picture. But anyway... Can you guess who the rookie sack leader is in the NFL after 2 games? If you went with the rookie named in the title above then you are correct!
According to some pundits Shea McClellin was a controversial 1st round draft pick, mainly because he wasn't a full time defensive end at while at Boise State. He played some outside linebacker and he was projected by most scouts to be drafted to play OLB in a 3-4 scheme. The Packers and Patriots were the two teams he was most linked to, but it was the Cover 2, 4-3 defense of the Bears that GM Phil Emery saw him fitting in best. And so far through the preseason and his 1st two NFL games, he's fit in quite nicely.
Defensive tackle Henry Melton leads the team with 3 sacks, Peppers is next with 2, then the 1.5 by McClellin is equal to the 1.5 by Corey Wootton who has looked solid thus far by the way. Izzy has also chipped in with 5 QB hurries. The 8 sacks from Chicago is tied for 2nd best in the NFL. Not. Too. Shabby.
Be sure to stick around later tonight as WCGs own Steve Ronkowski will break down some McClellin action.