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The skinny on greatness

Richard Dent wasn't imposing coming out of college, but he stands among NFL giants

Updated: August 5, 2011, 5:49 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Not long after Richard Dent was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in February, former Bears scout Bill Tobin took a trip to his basement and came up with a treasure trove.

He knew he had kept all of his original scouting reports, and this was one of those times when it was going to be fun to re-read them.

Tobin was the one who put the second-round grade on the skinny kid from Tennessee State, but the Bears had other needs in 1983 and were pretty satisfied with their ...

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