CHICAGO (CBS) — Saturday was Day 3 of the NFL draft, and it is clear Ryan Pace and the Bears front office had a mission going into this draft – improve the offense.
After trading up for quarterback Justin Fields on Thursday and offensive tackle Teven Jenkins on Friday, Pace got right back it on Saturday.READ MORE: 'John Doe' Who Accused Former Blackhawks Video Coach Brad Aldrich Of Sexual Abuse Identifies Himself As Kyle Beach
With the fifth-round pick the Bears got back from Carolina in Friday’s trade, they took offensive lineman Larry Borom from Missouri.
Borom has some tackle experience, but it sounds like he could project as more of a guard in the NFL. He is also described as a mauler.
Borom described what kind talent the Bears are getting.
“As a player, I’m a mean, physical, dominant, big person that’s going to displace people off the line of scrimmage. I play with that demeanor and that chip on my shoulder that I’ve had since I was younger,” he said. “I’m never going to lose that.”
He added that he still feels dominant at tackle.
Pace and the Bears also traded back in the sixth round to acquire another pick in the seventh.READ MORE: Macy's Holding Hiring Event In Minooka, Illinois Thursday
With their first sixth-round pick, they took running back Khalil Herbert from Virginia Tech. For a fun fact, Herbert was born with extra fingers and toes, and still has one extra toe. He also has experience as a kick returner.
More skill position help will be coming with their next pick. Dazz Newsome, a wide receiver from North Carolina, is a smallish, but athletic wideout who had six TD’s last year.
With their final sixth-rounder, they grabbed Oregon cornerback Thomas Graham Jr.
The Bears’ final two picks — and their first two defensive picks — were corner Thomas Graham from Oregon, and defensive tackle Khyiris Tonga from BYU.
Nagy talked Saturday about a future with Fields as a quarterback.
“He’s a complete quarterback that has a ton of intangibles. He’s a threat every time the football in his hands as a passer and a runner. He’s one of the toughest quarterbacks,” Nagy said. “He was really well-coached at Ohio State, and it’s our job to develop him – and I think that’s probably the biggest thing. There will be a plan with Justin, and with Andy (Dalton), and with Nick (Foles), and just how we go about this.”
Elsewhere in the NFL Draft, Northwestern got three players drafted after Earnest Brown went in the fifth round to the Rams. Nine players from Notre Dame and two Illini were also selected.MORE NEWS: Man Hit With Broken Bottle During Argument On CTA Blue Line Train Near Chicago Avenue
Congratulations are also in order for Evanston native Naquan Jones. The Michigan State defensive tackle signed a free agent deal with the Titans.