Bears Trade Into 5th Round, Take DE Trevis Gipson

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(670 The Score) ​The Bears traded into the No. 155 overall slot in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, then selected Tulsa defensive end Trevis Gipson.

Chicago dealt a 2021 fourth-round pick to Minnesota in order to move up.

"I'm really excited to get up there and show Chicago what I'm made of," Gipson said.

Gipson had 15 tackles for loss and eight sacks for Tulsa in 2019. At 6-foot-3 and 261 pounds, he projects as an edge rusher.

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein previously compared Gipson to current Bears defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris.

"Gipson isn't NFL-ready yet, but he's a potential diamond in the rough as a long-limbed defensive end in odd or even fronts," Zierlein wrote. 

Gipson agreed with the idea that he's a raw prospect. He sees that as a positive of what he can become.

"I don't think I've reached my full potential just yet," Gipson said.

The Bears also selected Georgia Southern cornerback Kindle Vildor and Tulane receiver Darnell Mooney in the fifth round. They have two seventh-round picks remaining.
Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.