The Bears found an outside linebacker with the athletic ability to make an impact quickly on special teams in Marcus Freeman of Ohio State. They grabbed him in the fifth round at No. 140 overall.
Injuries hobbled him somewhat during his senior season and he was forced to wear an ankle brace, but he gained some real momentum at the Senior Bowl. Freeman piled up 109 tackles as a junior for the Buckeyes and is the prototype the Bears seek, undersized at 6-1, 235 pounds.
He's an intelligent player who already has his degree, and he plays well in coverage. Freeman will immediately challenge Jamar Williams and Joey LaRocque on the depth chart.