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Bears Draft Will Sutton in Third Round of NFL Draft

The defensive end out of Arizona State had 20.5 sacks in his college career

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    The Chicago Bears already drafted one defensive tackle on the second day of the NFL Draft when they selected Ego Ferguson in the second round, but Phil Emery doubled up on the position in the third round when the team selected Will Sutton out of Arizona State University. 

    In his collegiate career, Sutton racked up 20.5 sacks with the Sun Devils, and led the Pac-12 with 10.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss during the 2012 season. 

    He is a bit undersized for a defensive lineman at only 6-foot-1, but he plays much bigger than his size will indicate. He has great leverage at the line and is one of the more explosive tackles in the draft, and he has great hands, a crucial characteristic for a guy whose job it is to corral running backs before they get past the line of scrimmage. 

    Some scouts have compared Sutton to Geno Atkins of the Cincinnati Bengals, and if there is any way that he ends up living up to that lofty potential, then the Bears will have gotten an absolute steal with this pick.