Chicago Bears 2019 NFL Draft: potential pass rush sleepers

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Chicago Bears, Christian Miller
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Christian Miller, OLB, Alabama

The Bears don’t have a pick until the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, so this is the biggest longshot for the team to draft as a “sleeper” because of his talent, pedigree, and the program he comes from.

Christian Miller is an interesting case because draft projections for him vary wildly. He’s seen as a risky pick because of his injury history, but he had a lot of success in his final season at Alabama before getting injured in the College Football Playoff.

Miller is also the son of former NFL linebacker Corey Miller. Having an NFL vet for a father and coming from a top program like Alabama doesn’t hurt the linebacker’s prospects.

Miller dealt with a hamstring injury that caused him to miss last year’s CFP National Championship Game, and didn’t have a lot of big numbers before his senior year where he recorded eight sacks.

Despite Miller being a high-risk selection, the Bears seem very interested as they were one of the first teams to have a private workout with the linebacker.

There’s a shot Miller will be available when the Bears pick in the third round as some mock drafts have him falling all the way to the fourth round. The Bears may take a risk with Miller hoping he can stay healthy and have an impact off the edge.