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NFL Draft Tracker: Chicago Bears’ 2019 Picks

The Bears have taken RB David Montgomery in the third round

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The Chicago Bears are set to make their final picks in the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, but it’s already been a busy weekend for the team.

The Bears, who came into the draft with the 87th overall pick, traded up in the third round to grab Iowa State running back David Montgomery. The move cost them their fifth round pick, but they did re-coup a sixth round pick, leaving them with four picks total on the draft’s final day.

Here is a tracker of who the Bears have selected in the draft so far:

3rd round (73rd pick): RB David Montgomery, Iowa State

Montgomery should be a great complementary piece to running backs Mike Davis and Tarik Cohen with the Bears, combining great elusiveness with a bruising style that the Bears would love to showcase more of this season.

He rushed for 1,216 yards and 13 touchdowns in his final season with the Cyclones, and he’s also a pass-catching threat, giving the Bears an additional skillset that they didn’t have with Jordan Howard.

4th round (126th pick): WR Riley Ridley, Georgia 

Ridley, a 6-foot-2 receiver, will give the Bears a strong presence on the outside. He caught 44 passes for 570 yards and nine touchdowns for the Bulldogs in his final collegiate season. 

Ridley is Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley's younger brother. 

6th round (205th pick) CB Duke Shelley, Kansas State 

Shelley only appeared in seven games in his senior season with the Wildcats, but the 5-foot-9 cornerback still had a solid year, with 32 tackles and three interceptions in those games. 

In his collegiate career, Shelley had seven tackles for loss, eight interceptions, and a pair of touchdowns in 37 games. 

7th round (222nd pick): RB Kerrith Whyte, Florida Atlantic 

Able to serve as a returner, Whyte can also be used as a weapon out of the backfield, scoring eight touchdowns in 12 games with FAU last season. He also rushed for 866 yards on 134 attempts, averaging 6.5 yards per carry. 

He didn't do a whole lot of pass catching, with 10 catches and two touchdowns last season, but his return ability was evident, as he returned 19 kicks for 545 yards and a touchdown in his junior season. 

7th round (238th pick): CB Stephen Denmark, Valdosta State 

The 6-foot-3 cornerback started out his collegiate career as a wide receiver during his first three seasons, but transitioned to defense in his final season. During his final campaign with the Blazers, Denmark had 55 total tackles, including eight for loss, and recorded a forced fumble and three interceptions. 

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