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NFL Draft 2012: Bears' Coach Lovie Smith Excited About Draft, Satisfied With Offseason

Fans are not the only group excited about the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft. Love Smith, the head coach of the Chicago Bears, expressed some of his own emotions on Tuesday, sounding a bit a member of the fanbase rather than the organization:

NFL Draft Tracker via Sports Illustrated

The Bears head coach has witnessed some impressive turnover this offseason with the team replacing GM Jerry Angelo with GM Phil Emery as well as a number of player personnel additions, including a trade for WR Brandon Marshall. Through it all, Smith appears to be pleased with the team's direction:

The 2012 NFL Draft begins this Thursday, April 26, and ends on Saturday.

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