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Chicago Bears select Florida defensive lineman Jonthan Bullard in 3rd round

The Chicago Bears have selected former Florida defensive lineman Jonathn Bullard in Round 3.

The Chicago Bears have selected former Florida defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Bullard (6-3, 285) has 33 5/8 arms and posted 23 reps in the bench press. A two-year starter for the Gators at both defensive tackle and defensive end, Bullard was named a third-team All American by the AP last season (66 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks) and first-team All-SEC.

He's a one-gap defensive tackle who had success as a pass rusher in college and, according to Pro Football Focus, was the best run-stopping interior defender in the NCAA last season.

Like the Bears' first two picks, Leonard Floyd and Cody Whitehair, Bullard is considered a high-character prospect.

He'll likely rotate between 5-technique in base sets and defensive tackle in sub packages.


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