So how are the nine mistakes made ahead of Josh Rosen doing?

Josh Rosen, Miami Dolphins. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Josh Rosen, Miami Dolphins. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Roquan Smith, Chicago Bears
Roquan Smith, Chicago Bears. (Photo by Rob Leiter/Getty Images) /

LB. Roquan Smith. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 57. Georgia Bulldogs. 8

Even if he hasn’t made it to a Pro Bowl and even if he never does, the Chicago Bears have to be happy about their No. 8 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by selecting linebacker Roquan Smith out of the University of Georgia. He has a huge linebacking legacy to live up to in Chicago, but Smith has already found a way to pull at the heartstrings of many Bears fans. It’s a beautiful thing.

In two years with the Bears, Smith has 222 combined tackles, 13 for a loss of yardage, seven sacks, seven pass breakups and a pair of interceptions in 28 career games. While he missed four games last season, he really didn’t skip a beat otherwise during the change at hand from Vic Fangio to Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator.

At his core, Smith is an instinctive player. He was the best player on the 2017 SEC Championship and national runner-up team at Georgia during his junior year. Smith was an All-American and took home the Dick Butkus Trophy before turning pro. It’s really hard to describe to people who haven’t watched him play a ton, but he has that special something that makes his team better.

In short, Smith is a galvanizing part of every team he plays on. Teammates feed off his energy, which the same thing can’t be said for Rosen. For the next decade or so, Chicago is banking on Smith being the quarterback of the Bears defense like Butkus, Mike Singletary and Brian Urlacher before him. Rosen is now holding on to his NFL career for dear life only two years in.