2013 NFL Draft: Bears Select Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene With 117th Pick

Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

The Bears went back to the linebacker well for their fourth-round pick, taking Khaseem Greene with the 117th pick overall.

After adding an offensive lineman in the first round and a linebacker in the second round, the Bears went back to the linebacker position one more time, picking up linebacker Khaseem Greene out of Rutgers with the 117th pick overall.

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It can't be stressed enough that DJ Williams and James Anderson were signed to one-year deals - they aren't necessarily part of the future of the team past this season and the Bears needed to add youth to the position. Greene's a two-time Big East Defensive Player of the Year, which could go a long way to solidifying the position for the next few years.

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Greene adds range and speed to the linebacker position, as well as a knack for knocking the ball out. He's a little smaller and occasionally misses tackles by going too high or too low, but he's a converted safety with a definite ability to cover.

Here's NFL.com's breakdown of him to go with SB Nation's official breakdown. Go vote in the Poll below the video to grade this pick.

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