With the 53rd pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears selected Stephen Paea, a defensive tackle from Oregon State. Paea has a small frame, but makes up for it with excellent strength, and should bolster an aging Bears line.
The Bears traded up with the Washington Redskins to add to a draft haul that already included Wisconsin tackle Gabe Carimi.
For more on the pick and Paea's new home, head over to SB Nation's Windy City Gridiron.
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