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Chicago Bears: Rookie Khaseem Greene Is The Next Monster Of Midway

No Brian Urlacher? No problem for the Chicago Bears as they used the 2013 NFL Draft to select athletic linebackers who can make a difference. One of those linebackers happens to be Rutgers’  Khaseem Greene whom the Bears drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL draft.

Greene who has potential first-second round talent immediately classifies as a “steal prospect” for the Bears who pride themselves on defense.  As a former safety converted to linebacker, Greene has both the speed and ability to play all three linebacker positions as well as get out in coverage.

Combining his junior and senior seasons, Greene racked up 276 tackles and his 15 forced fumbles which is an NCAA record, truly showing his ability to be a go-getter on defense with a nose for the football. Learning alongside veterans Lance Briggs, James Anderson, and D.J. Williams, Greene will have the opportunity to learn from each linebacker position, which can utilize his versatility.

His burst when finishing a play and speed in coverage makes Greene an intriguing prospect for the upcoming 2013 NFL season. A former two-time Big East Defensive Player of the Year award winner,  Greene has the intangibles to make him a great player not just for the Chicago Bears but in the NFL as a whole.

From our partner, Brandon Berg at FFLockerRoom.com:

Greene is a very versatile linebacker who has great quickness, possessing the ability to rush the passer as well as sit in zone coverage and take away passing lanes. He also has great instincts, which let him get into the backfield often. If he wants to start in the NFL, he will have to get a little stronger, I worry he could get pushed around a little early on. Despite that, he has the potential to be a player on the field every down.

Ray Lewis was once listed as “too small” when he entered the league, and some skeptics have been down on Greene’s size, so the motivation is there. Ironically enough,  former Bear great Brian Urlacher also played safety in college and turned out to be one of the greatest linebackers in Bears’ history and a potential Hall Of Famer, when his career is over. Greene has the talent and the critics that legends once had, now if this rookie becomes embedded with “Bear Down,” Chicago may have his face all over as the next Monster of Midway.

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