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The Bears Den: April 27, 2012

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"...where it's Shea(mus) McClellin Day! Or it might as well be..."

Emery's choice ignores more glaring need on offensive line - McNeil: Rant "I'm open minded." Rant Rant.

Bears can go many ways in 2nd & 3rd rounds - Brad Biggs: Bears can think about BPA.

Draft's first round dominated by whirlwind of trades - Don Banks: One of the most entertaining, eventful and trade-filled first rounds in memory. Deals add element of surprise.

Follow WCG on Twitter. And you'll find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Draft Analysis - Bears: "Potential solid needs-based pick".

[Video] McClellin versatile as edge rusher or dropping into zone coverage - Can play DE or even Sam.

USAToday First-round analysis - McClellin "An instinctive hustler with good speed".

A draft breaking the Bears’ way - Deep class of edge rushers getting little play.

Bears surprise some with McClellin pick - Emery liked McClellin's consistency throughout his career. "We’ve got our Monster of the Midway"

One of the fastest-rising players leading up to the draft - Sean Jensen: "One long-term possibility: McClellin could become an option to replace Urlacher." Seems to me that if he's an effective pass rusher, you keep him there.

Bears were looking for players who could help them win immediately - Brad Biggs: "Only downside is in lacking the size of top DEs."

McClellin looks like he was made to play for Bears - Pompei: "McClellin will keep the accountability level high at Halas Hall. Players like Quinton Coples or Bruce Irvin might have lowered it."

Shea McClellin: Bears top pick — nice story, maybe - Haugh: "Club better hope this story of small-town boy actually ends with him making good."

NFP draft analysis for McClellin - Nothing about potential at LB. Pay attention, Bunting. Shea McClellin Draft Profile – - "He has fifth-round value" ... mother of Ditka, that better be a typo.

Larry Mayer: Bears tab McClellin with first-round pick - Sunshine and rainbows.

Emery keeps us guessing - Seifert: "Emery has now pulled two significant surprises in his first offseason with the Bears."

ProFootballFocus – The First Round in Review - Solid pick, as "The play of Israel Idonije, especially as a pass-rusher, fell off a cliff last season."

Bears don't overthink in picking McClellin - Emery focused on what he can do rather than measureables, as you'd expect from a scout. Bypassed bigger names at DE.

Top 10 draft prospects available after round one - Will any fall within reach of pick 50? Second-round mock draft - No, no, no. Definitely not the player I'd want the Bears to go!

The draft room - Greg Gabriel puts in a dig at Jerry Angelo's trade cock-up with the Ravens.

Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Who's with Emery in the Bears draft room?

Former Angelo mistake Brandon Meriweather arrested for DUI - Because the Redskins are idiots.

Can't go wrong with some Stevie Wonder.