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Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson to visit Bears

Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson is scheduled to visit the Bears on Monday, a league source confirmed.

Lawson tweeted on Sunday that he plans to travel to Chicago next week.

Lawson finished among the nation's leaders in sacks (12.5) and tackles for loss (25.5) in 2015.

“I would like to be the best player to ever play the game, hopefully be a Hall of Famer one day when I leave the league,” Lawson said at the NFL scouting combine. “Just be the best I can be, that’s all I can ask for, and get better and better every day."

Despite playing with a sprained MCL, Lawson still recorded two sacks versus Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship. He closed out the year with five sacks in his final four games.

“I bring a lot of different moves to the pass rush, people say I’m mostly a power guy, I don’t see myself as just a power guy," Lawson said. “I can spin, beat you off the edge, run past you, everything.

“[My favorite move is the] inside spin move, deadly, I love it. I love that move."

A consensus All-American and first-team All-ACC selection, Lawson has the positional versatility most NFL talent evaluators covet. While at Clemson, Lawson lined up at both 5-technique and stand-up outside rusher, making him a definite fit for the defense Vic Fangio runs in Chicago.

“I can play both,” Lawson said. “I played a lot standing up for Clemson this year and playing with hand in the dirt, so I can play both.”

Lawson also played through shoulder discomfort last year, but the injury did not require surgery. Lawson is expected to be in Indianapolis for the league’s medical re-check on April 14-15, but according to a source, only one NFL team flagged Lawson’s shoulder during the pre-draft process.

Lawson never missed a game due to injury in college, playing in 41 contests over three years at Clemson.