Bostic is left with the unfortunate burden of taking over for Brian Urlacher in the middle of Chicago’s vaunted defense. This preseason, though, Bostic has looked like he is up to the task.
The middle linebacker was the team’s second round pick in this April’s draft, and considering the recent vacancy in in the middle, the rookie will likely to start from Week 1. He is an all-around linebacker talent that could eventually have great fantasy value in his first season.
Bostic racked up 94 tackles in 2011 with three sacks in Florida as a junior. In his senior year, he tallied 67 tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions. He has a knack for making big plays and the backer is very underrated as far as his coverage skills.
The former Florida star has amassed some of the hardest hits of the entire preseason. In the team’s second preseason game, the linebacker de-cleated WR Mike Willie of the San Diego Chargers with a bone-rattling hit. It was so loud that you could here the hit at home and was definitely the hit of the year so far. Bostic was eventually fined $21K by the league for the illegal hit, but the mere sound it made had to catch the attention of more than a couple fantasy owners.
Bostic won’t be a number one linebacker just yet, but he can easily be worth a spot as a second linebacker in deeper leagues and any dynasty league with IDP options.