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Lovie Smith Gives Away Draft?

Bears coach Lovie Smith as a sit down with a reporter to talk about all types of things.  While most was about his displeasure with Cedric Benson last year there was a bit at the bottom that got my interest.

What seems certain is the Bears will bring in competition for Benson--probably from the draft. But ...

"It's probably better getting linemen earlier [in the draft]," Smith said. "More running backs have turned out later in the draft than have offensive linemen or even defensive linemen."

I know Angelo makes the calls, but Smith is in all the meetings and has a say.  Are the Bears leaning towards a linemen?  Not that that is a huge surprise, but coming from a team that doesn't let on anything it is something.