Dec 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears defensive end Shea McClellin (99) during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Shea McClellin Physically Ready To Be A Linebacker

Chicago Bears linebacker, formerly a defensive end, Shea McClellin is beginning to take the shape of a NFL linebacker.

The Bears announced earlier this off-season that McClellin will be moved to the linebacker position after starting his NFL career as a defensive end.

McClellin has been working with performance coach Scot Prohaska in California this off-season and Prohaska provided a before-and-after image of McClellin last week.

ESPN Chicago notes that McClellin is now 252 pounds while being able to run a 4.5 40-yard dash and bench pressing 365 pounds.

Prohaska shared the workout details with ESPN Chicago.

“The first hour of the workout would be all movement based stuff, linebacker stuff, drills; really teaching him how to drop his hips and move in space,” Prohaska said. “It was all multi-directional stuff. In the later afternoon we would hit on real critical strength stuff he needed, other days it was explosive strength.” -Scot Prohaska, ESPN Chicago 

McClellin is certainly taking his position change seriously. 2014 is certainly a make or break year for McClellin. McClellin failed as a defensive end with the Bears and now has to prove that he can be productive in the NFL as a linebacker.

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