Top 5 Outside Linebackers The Chicago Bears Should Target In The Draft

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Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive end Dee Ford (30) in action against the Florida State Seminoles during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

3 — Dee Ford, Auburn

Many experts still have Ford listed at his collegiate position of defensive end.  But at 6-2, 252 he’ll be undersized at the NFL level.  Ford would make for a great outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense, which might make him a tough fit for the Bears.  He’s struggled with injuries throughout his career, but his talent is undeniable.  He’s a high motor player who has great range and fantastic closing speed.  He’s likely a second-round pick and the Bears should take a chance on him should he somehow fall to them.