By Chris Emma–
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (CBS) — Once again, the Bears made the move up for a player they so desired. Chicago jumped up four spots in the fourth round, drafting West Virginia linebacker Nick Kwiatkosi with the 113th pick in the NFL Draft on Saturday.READ MORE: Bomb Squad Investigating Suspicious Package In South Austin
“I play hard-nosed linebacker,” Kwiatkoski said. “I like to hit, I like to be physical. But I’m also versatile.”
In making the move, the Bears dealt their 117th pick (fourth round) and 206th pick (sixth round) to the Rams.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Girl Charged In March Carjacking Of Rideshare Driver
Kwiatkoski, 6-foot-2, 243-pounder, was an All-Big 12 player with West Virginia. He recorded 86 tackles in 2015 and was the Mountaineers’ top defensive player.
“I feel like I bring versatility and linebacker instincts,” Kwiatkoski said.
The Bears made their fourth trade of the draft to take Kwiatkoski. At the time of their selection, they had two fourth-round selections still available, plus picks in the fifth, sixth and seventh round.MORE NEWS: State, Local Health Departments Pausing Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Amid CDC, FDA Review