The Chicago Bears pick Alabama safety, Eddie Jackson with their first pick of the 4th round (112th pick).
They made a trade with the L.A. Rams to move up and grab Jackson (6’, 201), trading their 4th round pick (117th overall) and their 6th round pick (197th overall).
Jackson is a true centerfield type of safety, but he has an injury history. During his time at Alabama, tore his right ACL in 2014 and he broke his leg last year. He also had a screw removed earlier this week in a minor procedure, but he should be ready to go for Chicago’s offseason program.
He has experience at both safety and corner, plus he has returned some punts during the 2016 season. His best year was 2015, when he had 6 interceptions.
Chicago Bears 2017 Draft Class
1st Round - Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
2nd Round - Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland
4th Round - Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama
Chicago Bears Remaining Draft Picks
4th Round - 12 pick, 119th overall (From Cardinals)
5th Round - 3rd pick, 147th overall
Chicago Bears remaining team needs
- Wide Receiver
- Offensive Tackle
- Defensive Live
2017 NFL Draft Schedule
NFL Network/ESPN/ESPN2 - Saturday, April 29 – 11 a.m. CT (Rounds 4-6 is 5 Minutes Per Pick, Round 7 is 4 Minutes Per Pick)