Chicago Bears: Round 4, Pick No, 110 via CLE
I haven’t gotten much into Cameron McGrone’s film, but there is a lot to like about the young and explosive inside linebacker out of Michigan. Although playing in just 19 games in college, McGrone has a high ceiling and physical traits that are desirable.
McGrone best fits as an inside linebacker at the NFL level in a 4-3 or a 3-4 defense. He is best at exploding through gaps and filling them to stop the run. He uses good form and speed to consistently make tackles all over the field. McGrone could develop into a rock-solid three-down inside linebacker with his ability to stop the run and his promising coverage skills.
The main issue surrounding McGrone is that he didn’t look too great in 2020. He looked like a much different player from 2019 to 2020. Granted, McGrone played 2020 injured, there is still a cause for concern with that. He does have limited experience as well so he will need work.
This is why he is a perfect fit for the Bears though. The Bears already have an elite inside linebacker in Roquan Smith and a solid veteran in Danny Trevathan. McGrone sitting behind these two could greatly benefit from this and could be trained to be the successor to Trevathan when he leaves the Bears.