Kevin Reddick (ILB), North Carolina
6-1 | 243 lbs.
85 tackles, 18.5 TFL, 6.5 sacks, 6 PD, 2 FF
An experienced linebacker who played inside and caused havoc rushing from the edge as a four-year starter in Chapel Hill. Elite vision combined with football intelligence makes up for Reddick's lack of top-end speed and athleticism. Excellent at avoiding blockers and in the trenches. More times than not it's Reddick who brings down the ball carrier when the dust settles.
Lacks elite speed and coverage skills. Some scouts believe Reddick takes too many plays off, but he also rarely comes off the field. Has shown an inability to chase down speedy backs on the edge if initially out of position.
Fit for the Bears:
Reddick is a player the Bears could find for a great value in the middle rounds of the draft. Sure, the additions of D.J. Williams and James Anderson gives Chicago some veteran help in 2013, but drafting a player with Reddick's experience and skill set would be beneficial for the future of the defense.