NFL Draft 2016: Bears trade up, select Leonard Floyd with No. 9 pick


The Chicago Bears knew they needed to upgrade their defense, so they did just that in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. They decided to trade up and take Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd with the ninth overall pick.

The pick helps improve their pass rush after they only had 35 sacks during the 2015 season. The Bears only give up a fourth round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to move up two spots.

If you pair a player like Floyd with veteran Pernell McPhee, the Bears should be just fine. This should be a big pickup for Chicago in the long run.

During his career at Georgia, Leonard Floyd recorded 26.5 tackles for loss and 17 sacks.

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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