Bears Trade Into 5th Round, Nab WR Darnell Mooney

(670 The Score) ​Bears general manager Ryan Pace was infatuated with the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

For the second time in about an hour, Pace and the Bears traded into the fifth round, this time acquiring the No. 173 overall pick from the Eagles and selecting Tulane receiver Darnell Mooney.

"I'm going to make a lot of noise," Mooney said on a teleconference. "It's going to be something to talk about in the future."

In trading up, Chicago dealt a sixth-round pick at No. 196, a sixth-round pick at No. 200 and a seventh-round pick at No. 233 for the No. 173 slot and a seventh-round pick at No. 227 overall. The Bears now own back-to-back picks at No. 226 and No. 227. Those currently represent their final two picks of this draft.

The 5-foot-10 target Mooney caught 48 passes for 713 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games in 2019. He clocked a 4.38 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine. 

"I felt like I could've run faster," Mooney said.

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