Strap in for the last four rounds of the draft today as the Bears entered the day with five selections, one in round five and then two each in rounds six and seven.
But then Bears started their day with a trade up, with division rival Vikings no less, in the fifth round, sending them a 4th rounder in 2021 to get pick 155 in order to select Trevis Gipson, a defensive end from Tulsa. The trade included no 2020 picks so the Bears will have six picks today, unless there are more trades.
According to Brad Biggs, the move included a 2021 pick, because Ryan Pace can’t help himself.
Here’s how Twitter reacted, to both the trade and the the reaction seemed to be mostly positive:
As we all expected, the Bears traded up for Tulsa DE Trevis Gipson.— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) April 25, 2020
The #Bears have traded up 8 spots in the fifth round to take Tulsa EDGE Trevis Gipson.— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 25, 2020
Not gonna lie, I really like this value for them. He’s an athletic and productive edge rusher who will give them much-needed depth there. Thread soon...
Bears draft DE Trevis Gipson.— Matt Eurich (@MattEurich) April 25, 2020
Lance Zierlein has his NFL comp as: Roy Robertson-Harrison.
Scouting report from @dpbrugler: "Gipson is fundamentally raw and doesn’t rush with an instinctive plan of attack, but his contact-driven mentality, physical nature and long arms are intriguing foundation traits if the rest can be developed, projecting as an upside prospect."— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) April 25, 2020
Depth at the edge position was needed. Don’t mind the Gipson pick one bit. #Bears— Aaron Leming (@AaronLemingNFL) April 25, 2020
WHO?!?— Armchair Deion (@PayDaMann) April 25, 2020
I will never complain about more edge depth— Matt Ginger (@ChicagoStation) April 25, 2020
Ryan! You were doing so good up to this point! Smh https://t.co/awVNyO0T5H— JB (@gridironborn) April 25, 2020
Just watched Trevis Gipson highlights and the first thing that stands out is the arms. I feel like he could scratch his knees standing straight up. #Bears— Gerome Saxton (@gcsaxton) April 25, 2020
There’s the Bears’ new 3rd OLB. I like it. https://t.co/3tSbI7wuic— Erik Duerrwaechter (@EDuerrwaechter) April 25, 2020
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