(CBS) From the first moment Ryan Pace was introduced as the Bears general manager this past January, he discussed the importance of stringing together multiple draft classes in order to have sustained success. With the draft now complete, here's what he had to say about each of his six selections.
Round 1: WR Kevin White
"I spoke to you about getting impact players in the draft, especially when you're picking in the top 10, and that's exactly what Kevin White is. We couldn't be more thrilled right now. This guy's dynamic, he's big, he's strong, he's ultra-competitive. If I could stress one word for him, he's 'competitive.' You see it after the catch. You see it in the way he attacks the ball in the air. This is a dynamic playmaker for our offense."
Round 2: DT Eddie Goldman
"This is a young player, third-year junior, two-year starter. When I think about the standout traits with Eddie Goldman it's strength, stout at the point of attack. He's very instinctive, he gets off blocks. I really like the pad level he plays with. Steps up in big moments. In the Clemson game this year, there's three game-changing plays he makes to basically win that game for Florida State. This is a stout, strong nose tackle that anchors the center of your defense. I think he's an ascending player."
Round 3: C Hroniss Grasu
"Four-year starter from Oregon, very athletic. The standout traits with this guys are his balance, his quickness; he's excellent at the second level, quick on reach-blocks. His makeup is outstanding. When you talk about work ethic – team captain, leadership, all those traits we stress around here – he brings those to the table."
Round 4: RB Jeremy Langford
"Very productive, athletic. The standout trait with him is really his speed. This guy has home run ability. He's got upside, has played multiple positions so he's still getting better as a running back. But this guy stands out and we're excited to have him here."
Round 5: S Adrian Amos
"A versatile player. He's played corner, he's played nickel, he's played safety, so we like the coverage versatility that he brings. Just a high-character guy who's extremely intelligent. Three-year starter and I like the versatility that he's played multiple positions."
Round 6: OL Tayo Fabuluje
"This is a massive player, very strong, very strong. Athletic for a big man. He can play tackle; he can play guard. His weight has been well documented and we're going to stay on that. We've got a great strength-and-conditioning program here, sports science – that'll be an emphasis and he understands that. When this guy's at the right weight, we feel really good about him and there's a lot of upside potential as well."
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