3 Chicago Bears defenders who must step up to stop Lamar Jackson

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Chicago Bears, Roquan Smith
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1. Roquan Smith

Roquan Smith and Lamar Jackson are two of the best athletes coming from the same draft class. They were both highly talked about that draft season, and we now finally get to see them duel head to head. While DHC may be brought in as extra safety, we know that Roquan Smith will be in on every snap. As much as the others will have to do their job, this game could come down to one linebacker spying on one quarterback.

Roquan Smith is one of the few linebackers who can run to the sidelines with Lamar Jackson. He plays with tenacious ability, and he forces quarterbacks to make decisions and not the other way around.

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If Smith plays on his feet, Jackson will scoot by him, but he can make mistakes if you play aggressively against Jackson. This game will come down to the chess match between two ascending pieces in the middle of their respective units.