Roquan Smith drafted in the first round by Chicago

Saturday, 28 Apr, 2018

Smith is looking forward to reuniting with former Georgia teammate Leonard Floyd, who will enter his third season with the Bears after being selected with the ninth pick in the 2016 draft. He signed with the Georgia Bulldogs in 2015.

They also could look into wide receiver or the offensive line with this pick. In the National Football League mock draft by NBC Chicago, it was assumed that the Bears would take Tremaine Edmunds.

"It'll be something different", Smith said when asked about picking up his life and heading west.

The Butkus Award victor as college football's best linebacker in 2017, Smith has the speed to wreak havoc on opponents. Traditional scouts view Smith, measuring in at 6-1 and weighing 236 pounds, as undersized. One of Smith's strengths at Georgia was his ability to run with tight ends in coverage.

What the Chicago Bears will get in Roquan Smith is a linebacker, who is a sure tackler, with a knack for getting to the quarterback. "I was just with them a couple months ago so actually just seeing those guys, they are chasing their dream just like I'm chasing mine". I think it's important to remember that defensive coordinator Vic Fangio coached linebacker Patrick Willis into a hall of fame career in San Francisco and his size was 6'1, 240lbs. He is now in the same exact scheme with the same exact coach as Willis. I would probably say leveling the quarterback from Mississippi State on the delay. "Regardless of how he wants to use me, I'm just excited and willing to do anything". We feel you compete your best at practice and you do things the right way on and off the field. The Bears made Roquan Smith the No. 8 overall pick, according to the Chicago Tribune.

"Roquan is not only a great player but he has outstanding intangibles", Pace said.

Added Pace: "He's a highly intelligent player".

We've been with him the whole way. Payne is the second Tide defensive lineman in as many years to get scooped up in the first round by the Redskins, with Jonathan Allen having been picked 17th overall last April.