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2018 NFL Draft team breakdown: Chicago Bears

By William Moy
Apr 30, 2018

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Apr 26, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Roquan Smith (Georgia) is selected as the number eight overall pick to the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears ended up making seven picks in this year’s draft. After swinging a deal on Day 2 with the New England Patriots (they traded the 105th overall pick – which New England would then flip to Cleveland – and a second-round pick in the 2019 draft to the Patriots to move up to 51st this year) the Bears ended up taking players at Picks 8, 39, 51, 115 (a pick they acquired in a trade they made with Arizona in last years draft), 145, 181 and 224. While Roquan Smith should certainly be considered the prize player in the Bears 2018 draft haul, the Bears were able to find a tremendous amount of value in the seventh round where they selected Javon Wims, a wide receiver who was Smith’s teammate at Georgia and the 224th overall pick. Wims was a top-100 player for us, coming in at 99th on the PFF draft board.

For even more information on who the Bears drafted and possibly some undrafted free agent targets, grab a copy of our 2018 NFL Draft Guide with expanded profiles, scouting reports, PFF signature stats and extensive details on over 300 players you cannot find anywhere else.

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