LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are in a trading mood: They moved up in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night to take Oklahoma State right tackle Teven Jenkins with the 39th overall pick.
The Bears had traded up to select quarterback Justin Fields in the first round and this time traded up with Carolina to pick one of the nation’s higher-ranted run blockers.READ MORE: Police Investigate Loop Carjacking
The Bears traded away their second-round pick at No. 52, the 83rd pick in Round 3 and their first pick in the fifth round (No. 204) while obtaining Carolina’s round two pick and a fourth-round slot (No. 151).READ MORE: Chicago Police Restrict Time Off For Officers; Unclear If Order Is Related To Battle Between City Hall, FOP Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Jenkins, who is 6-foot-6 and 317 pounds, was part of the offensive line which helped Chuba Hubbard lead the nation in rushing in 2019.
The Bears did not retain free agent right tackle Bobby Massie and used right guard Germain Ifedi at the position last year after Massie suffered a season-ending knee injury. They have both Ifedi and Elijah Wilkinson as potential right tackles besides Jenkins.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: A Quiet And Cool Fall Weekend
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