Bears: Draft plugin, surprise and. . . what?

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PLUG AND PLAY

LB Roquan Smith: With speed like Smith's, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio might start blitzing the A-gap more to make up for the shortage of outside rushers. He really tackles the way it's supposed to be done. There's little doubt by the regular season he will either take Danny Trevathan's job or move Nick Kwiatkoski to the bench.

WILL SURPRISE

WR Anthony Miller: A grinder, he understands leverage and other nuances of the game. He will get open against defenders who run two-tenths of a second faster in the 40. He could offer an alternative in the slot to smaller Taylor Gabriel, if they decide to go bigger on some matchups. If Kevin White fails or is injured again, Miller could quickly take his place in the receiver rotation.

WHAT THE HELL?

LB Joel Iyiegbuniwe: With their greatest need at outside pass rusher going into the draft, the Bears in Round 4 instead selected inside linebacker Iyiegbuniwe. They had already addressed inside linebacker in the first round with Raquon Smith. Iyiegbuniwe had been projected as a fifth- or sixth-round pick in most pre-draft analysis. The Bears now have Smith, Danny Trevathan and Nick Kwiatkoski in the fold on the inside and "Iggy" as he is known. Kansas' Dorance Armstrong and Florida State's Josh Sweat were edge rushers still available at that point.

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