Bears GM Phil Emery built for the present this offseason with the re-signings of defensive tackles Jeremiah Ratliff and Nate Collins. As he did with cornerback Kyle Fuller in the first round, he also stocked for the future, selecting LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson in the second round, 51st overall.
And Emery drafted in line with an objective of getting bigger in general, with Ferguson listed at 315 pounds, making him the biggest defensive lineman currently with the team.
Ferguson also represents another Emery pick with a decided emphasis on upside rather than being a safe pick. Ferguson did not start until his junior season when he started 12 games and collected his one sack to go with 3.5 TFL.
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