Ranking the Rooms: NFC North Linebackers

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Danny Trevathan
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Danny Trevathan /
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2. Bears: Danny Trevathan, Roquan Smith, Joel Iyiegbuniwe, Nick Kwiatkoski

It was very tough to put the Chicago Bears at number two, and it speaks much more to the division than it does to the talent in this room. Danny Trevathan is a high caliber linebacker when healthy. However, he has only started in 20 games over the past two seasons. Trevathan had a healthy offseason for the first time in two seasons and will head into the year with big expectations.

Beside him will be Roquan Smith, a rookie top ten pick. The duo is not complete in reality but looks very strong on paper. Trevathan can thump between the tackles and Smith can flow sideline to sideline. Kwiatkowski started six games last season and looked pretty solid in his stint. The team would not have had an issue starting him next season, but Smith fell to them.

They also had eyes on Joel Iyiegbuniwe in the fourth round. The Bears see him as a special teams asset next season with the athleticism to start eventually. It takes some projection with multiple rookies and the health of Trevathan, but this could be a very quality group.