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The Sunday UDFA Bear’s Den, May 2, 2021

The UDFA Scramble is on, and so far it’s going pretty well...

Justin Fields with his new Bears jersey
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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Offensive lineman Teven Jenkins, 2nd round pick in NFL Draft, 6 fun facts - Chicago Bears - Check out senior writer Larry Mayer’s interesting tidbits about the Bears selecting Teven Jenkins with the 39th pick in the draft, including the two other current Bears who were chosen in the same spot.

NFL Draft breakdown: Bears finalize 7-man class - 670 The Score - The Chicago Bears have finalized a seven-man 2021 draft class, which began with an aggressive trade up to select Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields in the first round Thursday and finished with five selections in the later rounds Saturday.

Mike Gundy: Bears’ Teven Jenkins just scratching the surface - 670 The Score - Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy believes that new Bears offensive tackle Teven Jenkins could become the best player at his position selected in this NFL Draft class.

Bears' Matt Nagy spoke to Andy Dalton about drafting Justin Fields - RSN - Matt Nagy is not trying to have any fractures in his QB room, which is why he informed Bears QB Andy Dalton of the Justin Fields selection.

2021 NFL Draft Analysis: Bears select Thomas Graham, Jr. with 228th pick - RSN - The Chicago Bears drafted Oregon cornerback Thomas Graham, Jr. with the 228th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

2021 NFL Draft Analysis: Bears select Khalil Herbert with 217th pick - RSN - The Chicago Bears drafted Virginia Tech running back Khalil Herbert with the 217th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

2021 NFL Draft Analysis: Bears select Dazz Newsome with 221st pick - RSN - The Chicago Bears drafted North Carolina wide receiver Dazz Newsome with the 221st overall pick in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Chicago Bears Draft Ends with Heavy Offensive Lean - Sports Illustrated - It took well into the sixth round of the draft on Saturday before the Chicago Bears took their first defensive player as the emphasis remained heavily on offense.

2021 NFL Draft: Defensive lineman Khyiris Tonga, BYU, Round 7, Pick 250 - Chicago Bears - With their final pick in the draft Saturday, the Bears selected BYU nose tackle Khyiris Tonga in the seventh round at No. 250.

2021 NFL Draft: Defensive back Thomas Graham Jr., Oregon, Round 6, Pick 228 - Chicago Bears - After spending their first five picks in this year’s draft on their offense, the Bears addressed their defense with the final selection of the sixth round Saturday, choosing Oregon cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. at No. 228.

2021 NFL Draft: Wide receiver Dazz Newsome, North Carolina, Round 6, Pick 221 - Chicago Bears - Four picks after choosing Virginia Tech running back Khalil Herbert at No. 217 in the sixth round, the Bears addressed their offense again by selecting North Carolina receiver Dazz Newsome at No. 221.

2021 NFL Draft: Running back Khalil Herbert, Virginia Tech, Round 6, Pick 217 - Chicago Bears - After trading down nine spots in the sixth round of the NFL Draft Saturday, the Bears selected Virginia Tech running back Khalil Herbert with the No. 217 overall pick.

2021 NFL Draft: Offensive lineman Larry Borom, Missouri, Round 5, Pick 151 - Chicago Bears - The Bears bolstered their offense in the fifth round of the NFL Draft Saturday by selecting versatile Missouri offensive lineman Larry Borom with the 151st overall pick.

Even After Drafting Justin Fields, Ryan Pace Says Andy Dalton is Still the Bears QB1 - The Bears' development plan for Justin Fields begins with the first-rounder starting the season behind Andy Dalton on the depth chart.

Teven Jenkins’ versatility could put Charles Leno on notice - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears GM Ryan Pace notably emphasized Jenkins’ ability to play the left side — a curious acknowledgement with Leno supposedly entrenched at left tackle — with 95 consecutive starts there.

How Bears improved roster on Day 3 of 2021 NFL Draft – The Athletic - The Bears looked to find more gems on Day 3 of the draft, and the roster needed the depth. Here's a full breakdown of their final picks.

NFL Draft winners and losers: 49ers' secret, Bears' Justin Fields move stand out; Broncos, Texans picks puzzling – The Athletic - As they often do, QBs took center stage at the NFL Draft, both for the reasons teams took them, and the puzzling reasons they didn't.

Bears' best pick, Justin Fields' value and remaining needs: 2021 NFL Draft takeaways – The Athletic - The 2021 Bears draft is all about Justin Fields and Teven Jenkins. By making sure they got their QB and OT, what needs remain?

Chicago Bears Draft Wrap Up: Instant Analysis of All Four Bears Picks in Rounds 6 & 7 - The Chicago Audible - In this episode of The Chicago Audible, the guys share their instant reaction and analysis of the Chicago Bears draft picks in Rounds 6 and 7.

Bears' Matt Nagy shares blueprint to develop QB Justin Fields - RSN - Matt Nagy understands the hype behind Justin Fields, but is consistently adamant Dalton will start next season.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante's Film study: New Bears LB Charles Snowden a versatile, high-upside UDFA - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears acquired a physically-gifted prospect in undrafted free agency in Charles Snowden.

Chicago Bears 2021 NFL Draft Tracker - Windy City Gridiron - We’ll be tracking all the moves the Chicago Bears make all three days of the draft right here. Each pick, every trade, and anything we write or record on the players will go in this story stream too.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears UDFA News and Rumor tracker - Windy City Gridiron - We’ll be updating this tracker when there’s any news or rumors that are pertinent to the Chicago Bears and their search through the undrafted free agents.

Infante's Film study: New Bears DL Khyiris Tonga a powerful space-eater - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears added some intriguing defensive line depth in the form of their seventh-round pick.

Infante's Film study: New Bears CB Thomas Graham Jr. an intelligent ball-hawk - Windy City Gridiron - Get to know what sixth-round pick Thomas Graham Jr. brings to the Bears.

Infante's Film study: New Bears RB CJ Marable a shifty UDFA back - Windy City Gridiron - CJ Marable is an intriguing runner who brings a dynamic edge to the Bears’ running back room.

Infante: Bears sign Coastal Carolina RB CJ Marable as UDFA - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears added an explosive scat back to their room in the form of an intriguing undrafted free agent.

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