Why Roquan Smith is an excellent fit for the Bears' defense

He is the co-host of "Dickerson & Hood" on the ESPN Radio national network, and is heard in Chicago on ESPN 1000. The Chicago Bears have drafted Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith with the No. 8 overall pick, adding a potential cornerstone on defense rather than another offensive player.

Georgia had its second player taken when New England chose offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn with the 23rd pick.

The seventh overall pick in 2015, White posted monster numbers during his final season at West Virginia, but the wide receiver's route-running tree was extremely limited, to say the least.

This was the latest stop on his welcome tour of team headquarters, part of the whirlwind that took him from Arlington, Texas, to Lake Forest after the Bears' decision to draft him with the eighth pick Thursday night.

The Bears fired John Fox after three seasons and replaced him with an offensive-minded coach in Matt Nagy, who spent the past 10 years working on Andy Reid's staffs in Philadelphia and Kansas City.

Smith's scenario is entirely different. Smith, the reigning SEC Defensive Player of the Year and consensus All-American, has actually never started a game alongside Floyd.

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Smith's first impression was a good one.

Edge rush depth is depleted and could see them double dipping at this position when all said is done. "I'm just excited to play in that system". I think it's important to remember that defensive coordinator Vic Fangio coached linebacker Patrick Willis into a hall of fame career in San Francisco and his size was 6'1, 240lbs. They are getting an electric player.

"Looks like 49ers that are giving you a lot of love?" the fan asked as Smith smiled and signed an autograph.

"I'll keep both", Thomas said. We feel you compete your best at practice and you do things the right way on and off the field.

The first round of the 2018 NFL Draft was held on Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and three UGA football players were selected in the first round.

"Obviously, he comes from an outstanding college program", Pace said.

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