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3-13, 4th in NFC North
Head scratching picks of NFL draft (1:00)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Coming off their worst season ever, the Chicago Bears take three players from non-FBS schools and a quarterback second overall who might not see the field in 2017. It's boom or bust for Bears.

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Bears draft 3 of 5 players from below FBS level

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace followed up Thursday's surprise choice of QB Mitchell Trubisky, who started 13 games at North Carolina, by drafting Ashland University TE Adam Shaheen.


Spain and Kate on the NFL draft

Sarah Spain and Kate Fagan look back at the NFL draft and speak with Jeff Dickerson, Mo Egger and Aaron Goldhammer about their teams' efforts.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Bears picks though five rounds of the draft: 1. Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina; 2. Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland; 4. Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama; 4. Tarik Cohen, RB, North Carolina A&T; 5. Jordan Morgan, OL, Kutztown.

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Jordan Morgan started every single game at left tackle over the last four seasons at Kutztown, earning two AP Little All-American first-team nods.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

With their final pick, the Bears chose Kutztown OL Jordan Morgan in Round 5. Morgan is the 2nd Division II player taken by the Bears this week, joining 2nd round TE Adam Shaheen, who played at Ashland University. Morgan played in the Senior Bowl for the Bears coaching staff. He obviously made a great impression. Morgan played LT in college, but may have size for guard in the NFL.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears about to go on the clock for the final time at 147. So far, Chicago has drafted a QB second overall who may not play in 2017, a Division II tight end, Alabama's Eddie Jackson and a 5"6 running back who can catch a ball while doing a backup. What can Ryan Pace do for an encore?!!

Tarik Cohen draft highlights (0:49)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

At 119, the Bears drafted 5"6 North Carolina A&T running back Tarik Cohen -- the MEAC's all-time leading rusher with 5,619 yards. Chicago wanted a shifty, change of pace tailback to compliment the bruising style of Pro Bowler Jordan Howard. Cohen has been compared to Darren Sproles, who Bears GM Ryan Pace spent time with in New Orleans.

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Tarik Cohen has certainly earned the moniker "The Human Joystick." The three-time MEAC Offensive Player of the Year topped 1,000 yards in all four seasons and scored 20 touchdowns as a senior.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Eddie Jackson has some versatility and coverage skills, but his ability to finish plays is key for the Bears secondary. Chicago must find playmakers at the safety position that can track the ball and create turnovers.

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The Bears added some serious playmaking in Eddie Jackson, who tallied six interceptions in 2015 and scored five touchdowns over his final two seasons (three INT-return TDs, two punt-return TDs).

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Moving up from 117 to 112, the Bears took Alabama safety Eddie Jackson in Round 4. The Bears clearly wanted to add another safety to the mix, and after missing out on the run of defensive backs in Round 2, going after Jackson early in Round 4 made sense. But Jackson suffered multiple injuries in college, making his, yet another, risky pick by Chicago GM Ryan Pace.


Bears add playmaker to secondary

Eddie Jackson isn't a physical run stopper and he has durability questions, but the former corner is a ball hawk with above-average cover skills. He's also dangerous with the ball in his hands, returning two punts for touchdowns last year.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears have traded up to No. 112 in 4th round.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Camera crew preparing for live announcements at Bears' team facility. Pro Bowl running back Jordan Howard will announce Chicago's 5th round pick later on.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Day 3 of the draft is underway at Halas Hall. Coming up in Round 4, the Bears have picks 117 (from Buffalo) and 119 (from Arizona). After going offense on Thursday (QB) and Friday (TE), expect the Bears to invest in some defensive players today.

Trubisky hasn't warranted ire of Chicago fans yet (0:57)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

To recap: the Chicago Bears used the 2nd pick of the draft (and traded up for it) to draft a quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, unlikely to play in 2017 and selected a Division II tight end, Adam Shaheen, in Round 2 at 45.

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Trubisky booed by Bulls fans at United Center

A day after he was drafted second overall by the Bears, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky attended the Bulls-Celtics playoff game at the United Center, where he was greeted with some boos.

Team Stats

Passing Yards248.114th
Rushing Yards108.417th
Points For17.428th
Points Against24.924th