Published: Wed, May 02, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Bears trade up, add Memphis receiver

Bears trade up, add Memphis receiver

With the No. 51 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Bears selected Anthony Miller, wide receiver out of Memphis after trading No. 105 and a 2019 second-round pick to the Patriots.

Both Josh Jackson and James Daniels will have to wait one more day for that priceless moment. The Packers sent the first pick in the fourth round - the 101st overall - and a fifth-round selection to the Carolina Panthers to take Burks. His highlight-reel interception against Ohio State during Iowa's upset of the then-No. The 5-foot-11 receiver struggled with injuries near the end of the season, but still put up 195 yards and three touchdowns in a double-overtime loss to UCF in the American Athletic Conference Championship. He played center at an All-Big Ten League level in 2017. I don't think they've seen that yet. I believe I'm just a different type of receiver, all in one.

As one might guess by now, Miller says he can play either in the slot or outside, but he prefers the slot, and he says he's completely healed from a late-season foot injury. However, I'm lucky enough to have friends in football that are willing to tell me what they know. They believed in me and I'm going to prove everybody who passed me up wrong.

Miller: "I don't want to be compared to anyone". "The Bears are going to get all I got".

It wasn't until the sixth round - the 181st pick - that the Bears made a move to upgrade their pass rush with Utah's oft-injured but physically gifted Kylie Fitts.

The question now is can it catch up in time for this current regime to get to celebrate it? It's just helped me to work hard for everything that I get, nothing was given to me. "It's all paying off for me". They also gave Trubisky some new targets, including a new No. 1 receiver in Allen Robinson. "You can literally see - if my friend were sitting right across from us in that [top] row of seats, I'd be able to wave to her". All GMs miss on picks, and Keim needs more bites at the apple in a deep draft this year. Just before the Bears could secure a trade and draft Calvin Ridley, the Atlanta Falcons took him with the No. 26 pick.

In the first round, Pace and company did a fantastic job of simply sitting back and taking the best player available.

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