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The Chicago Bears select Roquan Smith eighth overall in the 2018 NFL Draft

Apr 26, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith arrives on the red carpet before the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

With the eighth selection of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears have selected Roquan Smith. The former Georgia star was selected eighth overall after finishing the 2017 season with an 90.8 overall grade.

  • Smith had the second-highest coverage grade in the class, and the fifth-highest coverage grade we've ever given a linebacker in the PFF College era (90.6).
  • Smith ranked fifth among draft-eligible off-ball linebackers in tackling efficiency in 2017 (26.8).

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