NFL Draft Preview: Recapping the Bears’ First Round Draft Picks

The Chicago Bears own the eighth overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, but how have they done with their last 10 first round selections?

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 29: Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears passes the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 29, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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In three seasons with the Bears, Benson had 1593 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, and his career really hit its stride in Cincinnati, where he had three straight seasons of 1000 or more rushing yards.
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After trading down in the 2006 draft, the Bears scored a hit with Olsen in 2007. He had a strong career with the Bears, hauling in 194 receptions for 1981 yards and 20 touchdowns in just four seasons, but he found greater success after the Bears traded him to Carolina following the 2010 season.
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Williams had an injury plagued career with the Bears, appearing in 57 games over the course of six seasons. He made a brief return after his first stint, and appeared in seven games in the 2014 season.
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The Bears traded their first round picks in the 2009 and 2010 drafts to the Denver Broncos in the swap that brought Jay Cutler to Chicago.
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Carimi spent just two seasons in Chicago, appearing in 18 total games. He also made stops in Tampa Bay and Atlanta before leaving the football world after the 2014 season.
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McClellin bounced around the field in his time with the Bears, playing as a defensive end and then as a linebacker. He registered 98 career tackles and seven and a half sacks during four seasons with the Bears.
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Long made the Pro Bowl in each of his first three NFL seasons, but has seen injuries derail him in recent years, missing a total of 14 games over the past two seasons.
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After the Bears opted not to pick up his fifth-year option, Fuller earned himself a big payday with a stellar 2017 season, with two interceptions and 22 passes defended in 16 games.
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The oft-injured White missed the entire 2015 season, and has played just five NFL games, with 21 catches for 193 yards to his credit.
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Floyd’s 2017 season was cut short by injury, but he has made an impact when he’s been on the field for the Bears, with 11.5 sacks and 47 total tackles in 22 games.
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In his rookie season, Trubisky started 12 games for the Bears, completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 2193 yards and seven touchdowns.
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