Bears view Adams as necessary risk

Pool of available D-linemen lacks quality, thanks in part to poor 2007 draft class

Originally Published: October 20, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

During his 14-year tenure as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' personnel director (1987-2001), Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo had his share of hits and misses when it came to acquiring defensive linemen.

Then again, in the NFL, just about every personnel executive can say the same thing about rolling the dice on defensive linemen.

In Angelo's case, for every Warren Sapp, rescued by the Bucs with the 12th overall choice in the 1995 draft after a precipitous first-round plummet, ...

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