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Bears To Look To Add Depth Behind RB Matt Forte In The Draft?

The Daily Herald says that one position that the Bears could look to add some help to in the 2011 draft is running back, and they may look to add someone to help out Matt Forte.

The Bears are completely satisfied with Matt Forte as their featured ballcarrier, and their other needs are such that they are unlikely to consider drafting a running back until the middle rounds, if at all. But that’s not a bad situation to be in this year. There are very few runners who are locks to go in the first two rounds, but there might be several intriguing, smaller, change-of-pace backs still on the board in the middle rounds. Undersized athletes with big-play potential such as Pittsburgh’s Dion Lewis, Oregon State’s Jacquizz Rodgers or West Virginia’s Noel Devine could be available in the middle rounds and provide a nice change of pace to Forte. If there’s anything lacking from the Bears’ ground game, it’s the big-play dimension, although Forte showed more burst than ever before last season, averaging a career-best 4.5 yards per carry with 9 runs of longer than 20 yards.

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