Surprise just way Emery liked it

GM bypassed bigger names at DE for McClellin, a bold move in first Chicago draft

Updated: April 27, 2012, 1:31 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Considering the unknowns involved in evaluating any NFL draft pick too soon, it makes more sense to be excited about Chicago Bears' first-round choice Shea McClellin than it does to start comparing him to Dan Bazuin.

But sure enough, that name popped up Thursday night, a nervous and knee-jerk reaction by those who remembered Bazuin, a second-round Bears pick five years ago out of Central Michigan who, like McClellin, was projected as a defensive end, then waived ...

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