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Chicago Bears select West Virginia LB Nick Kwiatkoski in Round 4

The Chicago Bears have selected former West Virginia linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

The Chicago Bears traded up in the fourth round to select former West Virginia linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski.

The Bears traded the 117th and 206th pick in this year's draft to move up to the 113th pick to select Kwiatkoski.

A former safety, he started the last three seasons at linebacker for the Mountaineers and led the team in tackles each season.

In 2015, Kwiatkoski had 86 tackles, 10 TFLs, 3 sacks, 3 INTs, 7 pass breakups last year. He's a productive, intelligent defender who is very good in coverage.

The Bears signed linebackers Danny Trevathan and Jerrell Freeman in free agency, but the cupboard is relative bare beyond those two. Kwiatkoski adds depth at the position and he'll be able to contribute on special teams right away.


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