(CBS) The Bears have taken care of a final formality relating to the NFL Draft, signing defensive lineman and third-round pick Jonathan Bullard to a four-year deal, they announced Monday. With the signing of Bullard, the Bears have inked everyone in their 2016 draft class.
Bullard was taken at No. 72 overall after a four-year career at Florida in which he earned All-America honors as a senior, when he had 66 tackles, including 17.5 for loss, and added 6.5 sacks.
Bullard is expected to be part of the Bears’ defensive line rotation as a rookie.
“When you watch the tape on him, there is one thing you can’t coach with these guys — it’s get-off,” Bears general manager Ryan Pace said after drafting Bullard. “His get-off is excellent and there are a lot of advantages just from that alone. We’re excited.”