Bears select running back, receiver, cornerback in 6th round of NFL Draft

The Bears owned three picks in the sixth round.

(670 The Score) The Bears selected Virginia Tech running back Khalil Herbert, North Carolina receiver Dazz Newsome and Oregon cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. with their three selections in the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon.

Herbert rushed for 1,182 yards (7.7 yards per carry) and eight touchdowns as a fifth-year senior for the Hokies last season. He transferred to Virginia Tech after four years at Kansas. The Bears selected Herbert at 217th overall after trading back with the Seahawks from the 208th overall pick in the sixth round, adding the 250th overall pick in the seventh round as part of that deal.

Newsome was drafted with the 221st overall pick, which was a compensatory selection for the Bears. He had 54 receptions for 684 yards and six touchdowns for the Tar Heels last season.

Graham had eight interceptions over 40 games as a three-year starter at Oregon. He opted out of the 2020 season.

To finish their seven-man draft class, the Bears selected BYU defensive tackle Khyiris Tonga in the seventh round. Earlier in the day, Chicago drafted Missouri offensive tackle Larry Borom in the fifth round.

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