Bears Draft Safety Eddie Jackson, Running Back Tarik Cohen In 4th Round

By Chris Emma–

(CBS) The Bears on Saturday afternoon added two more picks to their 2017 draft class, which now includes four players.

After a run of defense in the fourth round, the Bears moved up to the 112th pick and selected Eddie Jackson, a safety out of Alabama. In doing so, they traded a fourth-rounder (No. 117) and sixth-rounder (No. 197) to the Rams.

With pick No. 119, the Bears drafted running back Tarik Cohen out of North Carolina A&T, adding depth and versatility to their offense.

Jackson recorded six interceptions in 2015 with the Crimson Tide defense. He also returned two punts for a touchdown in 2016 but suffered a broken leg on a return in October, ending his season.

A 5-foot-6 back, Cohen is nicknamed “The Human Joystick.” He’s the MEAC’s all-time leading rusher.

The Bears moved up a slot and selected quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 pick on Thursday, then traded back to the 45th pick in Friday’s second round and selected tight end Adam Shaheen out of Ashland University.

Day 3 brings one more pick for the Bears — a fifth-round pick at No. 147 overall.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for CBSChicago.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670 and like his Facebook page.

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