In addition to beefing up the defensive line, the team also proved me completely wrong by not picking a WR like I thought they would. But I digress.
According to Pro Football Weekly, the 6-3 3/8, 260 lb. McCellin is an extremely diverse player who will come to the aid of a Bears defense that gave up over 4,000 passing yards last season. McCellin, in his last two seasons at Boise State, registered 16 1/2 sacks.
During Free Agency, the Bears did a good job of addressing the team’s offensive needs by grabbing Michael Bush and adding veteran QB Jason Campbell as a solid backup option (lest we have a repeat of the Caleb Hanie Disaster).
With a healthy Jay Cutler and more offensive weapons, the Bears made a good choice here.
Sean Jensen, columnist for the Sun Times tweeted: GM Phil Emery: “We’re looking for guys who can contribute right now. Right away.”
Much optimism surrounds the 2012 season, and if McClellin can make an immediate impact, it will be nice to see the team registering sacks rather than me having to wince in pain every time Cutler goes down.