In recent years the Chicago Bears defense has just not lived up to its predecessors. The Bears are a storied franchise, and some of their defenses have been historic.
The 1980's Bears defense is arguably the greatest defense the NFL has ever seen, while Chicago's defense in 2006 was equally dominant while not as equally potent.
Chicago won the NFC Championship that season, before they ultimately faltered in the Super Bowl against Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. Nonetheless, it was a dominant defense which propelled the Bears to within 60 minutes of winning that Super Bowl, but since that day Chicago's defense has never been the same - but times may be about to change.
In serious need of a revamp on the defensive side of the ball, Chicago will be looking to the upcoming draft with one eye on dramatically improving their defense in the short-term and the long-term.
Starting at the heart of their defense, bolstering the depth at on their defensive line would be a great ploy. It has been reported that the Bears will select Danny Shelton with the seventh overall pick in the draft, and in a recent interview, the former Washington nose tackle explained that he believes Chicago is the perfect place for him to end up.
"I think I'd be a perfect fit here in Chicago" Shelton said at the NFL's Play 60 event at Grant Park Wednesday, NFL.com reported.
"You talk about a puzzle, this whole draft process is a puzzle. But to be that last big piece for Chicago would be exciting. I'm already hearing it, and it doesn't take that long for me to pack."
Shelton is not the only person that thinks he would be a perfect fit for the Bears, with NFL Media analyst Charles Davis explaining on Wednesday that he sees the nose tackle headed for Chicago.
"I keep hearing Chicago. That's kind of where it starts for me with him," Davis said.
What do you think Chicago fans? Would Danny Shelton be a good selection for the Bears in the first round of the draft? Let us know below.
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