ILB Roquan Smith - Chicago Bears

6-1, 236Born: 4-8-1997College: GeorgiaDrafted: Round 1, pick 8

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Summary

Smith was one of the most highly regarded inside linebackers to enter the NFL draft in years and gives the Bears a huge building block in the middle of their defense for the next decade or more. There really isn't any weakness in his game, but what helped set him apart as a rookie was his ability to time a blitz as he finished with 5 sacks despite the fact that rushing the passer wasn't a primary responsibility. Smith took a little while to adjust after a contract holdout and training camp injury last year but he is talented enough to become one of the truly elite players at his position. The one factor that may hold him back from a top-5 finish at linebacker is how good the Bears defense is as they may not be on the field enough to allow him to pile up big tackle numbers in most weeks. (May 27)

FBG Staff Rankings

ILB Redraft - 9, 8, 9, 9, 10
Overall Redraft - 10, 10, 11, 12
ILB Dynasty - 10, 9, 12
Overall Dynasty - 22, 22, 24

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2018 CHI 16.0 89.0 33.0 5 0.0 0.0 1.0 4.0 0.0
2019 PROJ-Rudnicki 16.0 86.0 * * * * * * *
2019 PROJ-Norton 16.0 92.0 * * * * * * *

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2019 Schedule

1vs Green Bay Packers
2@ Denver Broncos
3@ Washington Redskins
4vs Minnesota Vikings
5@ Oakland Raiders
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7vs New Orleans Saints
8vs Los Angeles Chargers
9@ Philadelphia Eagles
10vs Detroit Lions
11@ Los Angeles Rams
12vs New York Giants
13@ Detroit Lions
14vs Dallas Cowboys
15@ Green Bay Packers
16vs Kansas City Chiefs
17@ Minnesota Vikings