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What position is most vital when switching to a 3-4 defense?

What position is most vital when switching to a 3-4 defense?

If the Bears are switching to a 3-4 defense, which position is the most vital in the first round? Nose tackle, pass-rushing outside linebacker or safety? -- @Aronw1A I answered a similar question to this two weeks ago when I turned to a coach with much success in both 4-3 and 3-4 schemes and asked him to rank the top five most critical positions for a 3-4 defense if you were starting with a clean slate and all factors were even (meaning talent at each position). We all know the Bears don’t have a perfectly clean slate and it’s also impossible to say right now what will be available at No. 7. Also, keep in mind moves the team makes in free agency will shape draft plans. But to...

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