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Chicago Bears sign 3rd round pick Jonathan Bullard

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The Chicago Bears have announced the signing of 3rd round draft pick Jonathan Bullard to a 4 year deal.

Bullard, a defensive lineman out of the University of Florida, was the last of the Bears draft picks to sign. He was picked 72nd overall and Pro Football Focus recently called him the best pick in the entire 2016 NFL Draft. He will compete for a starting defensive end job with the Bears, but at the very least, he should be a productive part of their d-line rotation as a rookie.

In college he started 36 of the 50 games he appeared in over four years. He racked up 178 tackles, 12 sacks, 33.5 tackles for loss (TFL) and five pass breakups. He picked up All-American and all-SEC honors following his 2015 season, a season in which he had 66 tackles, 17.5 TFL, two pass breakups and he was tied for the team lead with 6.5 sacks.

According to the Bears, his 17.5 TFL in 2015 were the most by a Florida Gator since former Bear Alex Brown had 18 in 1999.

What are your expectations for Bullard in 2016?