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    The Chicago defensive line last year may have been one of the worst units in football. It was a disaster that only became worse as injuries bit, forcing defensive end Corey Wootton inside to play as an every down 3-technique defensive tackle. The good news is the team saw the problem and aggressively sought to fix it this offseason, bringing in upgrades in the form of Lamarr Houston,Willie Young and Jared Allen. Not content with that, they also spent draft picks in the second and third rounds on the line.
    The secondary should be boosted by Charles Tillman being back 100 percent healthy, but they also planned for the future by draftingKyle Fuller in the first round. Linebacker remains the biggest problem on defense, with Shea McClellin trying to transition to a completely different role and Lance Briggstrying to hold things down virtually on his own.
    By the numbers: Despite the additions on defense, seven of the starters are graded as average or worse (58.3 percent), with rookie Fuller an unknown quantity. On offense, Brandon Marshall is the lone blue-chip player, but receiving partner Alshon Jeffery is hot on his heels as a high-quality player.
     
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    Not sure I agree with a lot of this. Long is and average starter? A pro bowl player is average? Matt Forte isn't a high quality running back? Hell I could make an argument that he's elite! And in the same article they ranked Joique Bell as high quality! Jordan Mills is poor? I mean come on!
     
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    In what world is Jared Allen and Ashon Jeffery, Average Starters.
     
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    Alshon was graded as High Quality.
     
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    Lance Briggs, Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman are all average starters? Maybe Tillman b/c of his age, but Jennings and Briggs?

    This article is laughable, you sure this isn't by PFF?
     
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    WTF is this shit? Who wrote this abomination?

    Alshon Jeffery high quality? He most certainly should be elite.

    Matt Forte a good starter? Why don't people see that he's an elite running back in the NFL??

    Kyle long and Jermon Bushrod average? They should be rated as good starters.

    Jordan Mills poor? The only poor player on our team is a RT who did a hell of a job as a rookie last season? He should be rated as average.

    Jay Ratliff and Jared Allen average? They should be rated as good starters.
     
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    Do you have the link to the original article? Id like to see where the other NFC North teams are ranked as well as 1 through 14.
     
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    and Jeffery/forte are elite
     
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    I could not agree more. Especially Forte. He has to be the most underrated player in the NFL at any position. If he isnt elite idk who is.
     
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