5 fun facts about Bears NFL Draft pick Roquan Smith

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We take a look at five teams that are a good fit to draft Smith or bring him in as an undrafted free agent. He is as sure of a tackler in the draft, and many had Roquan Smith as one of three top overall prospects in the class.

The Bears were still looking to add a playmaker on defense.

In Roquan Smith, the Chicago Bears get an athletic linebacker who has a penchant for getting to the opposing team's quarterback. Smith figures to play inside with former first-round pick Leonard Floyd on the outside.

There is an available spot in the Bears' linebacking corps.

Roquan Smith wins with speed and instincts. But the Bears let linebackers Pernell McPhee and Willie Young go.

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He then declared for the 2018 NFL Draft as he hopes to pursue his dream to play professionally.

An All-American and Butkus Award victor as college football's best linebacker, he led Georgia to the national championship game last season.

Many NFL observers had Roquan Smith ranked as the best linebacker in this year's draft. As always, rumors swirled leading up to draft day. The Bears likely got a steal at No. 8.

While Smith's stock may have taken a bit of a tumble due to his injury, he still should hear his name called. The Jaguars had the league's best defense for most of 2017 with Telvin Smith - a fifth-round pick - and second-round selection Myles Jack holding things down in the middle of the field. It is a great overall move in which the Chicago Bears had to make. His 6.5 sacks last season can be improved upon.

Ideally, Smith could be an inch or two taller.

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