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Bears draft Stephen Paea, Chris Conte

Updated: May 12, 2011, 2:57 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST -- Having already worked to solidify the offensive line, the Chicago Bears turned their attention to defense during the NFL draft on Friday, using a second-round pick on Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea and a third-rounder to pick up California safety Christopher Conte.

The selection of Paea gave the team a prospect initially rated a potential late first-round talent before a knee injury dropped his stock. The addition of Conte, meanwhile, came as somewhat of a head-scratcher ...

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