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Bears Select Iyiegbuniwe, Wims to Wrap Up NFL Draft

The Chicago Bears have wrapped up the 2018 NFL Draft with a quartet of selections Saturday.

In the fourth round, the Bears selected linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe out of Western Kentucky. In his final collegiate season, Iyiegbuniwe racked up 117 total tackles, including 11.5 tackles for loss, and a pair of sacks. In four seasons at the school, he registered 201 tackles and five and a half sacks.

The Bears went defense again in the fifth round of the draft, picking defensive end Bilal Nichols from Delaware. Nichols registered 56 tackles and five and a half sacks for the Blue Hens last season.

“It’s truly the best moment of my life, one of the most humbling moments in my life,” Nichols said. “I would like to thank the Bears organization for believing in me.”

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The defensive picks continued in the sixth round, as the Bears selected Utah linebacker Kylie Fitts. Fitts had 23 tackles and three sacks in eight games for the Utes last season, but had some issues staying on the field during his collegiate career, appearing in just one game for Utah in the 2016 season.

The Bears wrapped up their draft in the seventh round when they picked wide receiver Javon Wims out of Georgia. Wims caught 45 passes for 720 yards and seven touchdowns in his final season with the Bulldogs, and spent the first two years of his collegiate career in junior college.

For now, the Bears will begin focusing on undrafted free agents as they look to fill out their 90-man roster. 

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