2. Second round, 50th overall: Jon Bostic, LB, Florida
This is a very solid inside linebacker prospect who can also play outside if the Bears want him to. With Brian Urlacher heading to free agency, it was important that Chicago did something to fix the linebacker position. In addition to adding D.J. Williams and James Anderson, the Bears drafted Bostic with their 2nd round pick, and they may have found a gem. Bostic doesn’t stick out in terms of overall size or athletic ability, but he started 32 games at inside linebacker for the Gators and was really productive for them. I’m very impressed by his 16.5 tackles for loss over the last two seasons, as well as his six sacks. This is a guy who can make plays all over the field. He isn’t the most consistent player, which is why I had him ranked more in the third round range, but he definitely can step in for the Bears and make plays from any LB position they ask him to. After passing on Manti Te’o and some of the other top LB prospects in the draft, I think this was a solid pick even though the Bears also passed on Arthur Brown. Bostic is a guy who will start for them sooner rather than later.