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.null