Is the next Matt Forte in the 2013 Draft?

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Christine Michael

November 10, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

Christine Michael (Texas A&M): Michael is my least favorite running back out of the group because he’s just a bag of question marks. Can he stay healthy? At Texas A&M, Michael broke his right leg and tore his ACL in his left knee. During his senior season, he was in Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin’s doghouse because attitude issues. His freshman year seems to be the only year where Michael was the leading, and sole, rusher for the Aggies rushing for 844 yards and 10 touchdowns. His stats took a hit this past year especially against SEC teams like Alabama (27 rushing yards), LSU (27 rushing yards), and Ole Miss (21 rushing yards). Outside the negative, when healthy, Michael does have plenty of good qualities for a running back like: a strong stiff-arm, quick to the hole, great agility to make cuts, effective spin move that has broken a lot of tackles, and great vision. But will it be enough? It seems that Michael is a gamble. I mean, people gambled on Pacman Jones right?

Bears fan, what do you think? Is it a good or bad idea for the Bears to take a running back in the draft? If so, which do you think would be a good fit?

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