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McShay tabs Zacch Pickens as Bears' best value pick


ESPN's Todd McShay has selected South Carolina defensive tackle Zacch Pickens as the Bears' best value pick in this year's draft.

Pickens was selected in the third round with the 64th overall choice.

"Matt Eberflus' defense relies on a good, penetrating 3-technique up the middle, and that's Pickens," McShay wrote. "Getting him in the third round is solid value."

McShay added that Pickens possesses explosion, first-step quickness and power; will be key in the Bears' defensive scheme and predicts that he'll be "an impact starter in no time."

Pickens appeared in 47 games with 32 starts in four seasons at South Carolina, registering 131 tackles, 11.5 tackles-for-loss and 7.5 sacks.

Last year, the 6-4, 291-pounder was honored as the Gamecocks' Most Outstanding Senior, team MVP and defensive MVP. He also was presented the Rex Enright Team Captains Award after starting all 12 games and registering 42 tackles, 4.0 tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks.

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