NFL awards comp picks, sets draft order

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With the NFL awarding 32 compensatory picks to 15 teams Friday, the order for the 2019 draft has been finalized.

The Bears, who did not receive a compensatory selection, have five choices in the April 25-27 draft: No. 87 in the third round, No. 126 in the fourth round, No. 162 in the fifth round and Nos. 222 and 238 in the seventh round.

Last year the Bears dealt their first- and sixth-round picks to the Raiders as part of the blockbuster Khalil Mack trade and sent their second-round choice to the Patriots to move up to select receiver Anthony Miller in the second round of the draft.

Mack was voted first-team All-Pro and selected to his fourth straight Pro Bowl after leading the Bears with 12.5 sacks, a career-high six forced fumbles and 18 quarterback hits. He also ranked second on the team with 10 tackles-for-loss.

Miller led the Bears with seven touchdown receptions, the second most by an NFL rookie behind only the Falcons’ Calvin Ridley, who had 10. The seven TDs were the most by a Bears rookie since Willie Gault had eight in 1983.

The Bears acquired the No. 222 pick in the seventh round last year from the Eagles in exchange for cornerback Deiondre’ Hall.

This year marks the first time the Bears do not have a first- or second-round pick since 2010 when they traded their top two selections to the Broncos in exchange for quarterback Jay Cutler and to the Buccaneers for defensive end Gaines Adams, respectively. 

Three players the Bears have chosen in the fourth and fifth rounds in the last three drafts have been voted to the Pro Bowl: 2016 fifth-round running back Jordan Howard in 2016 and a pair of 2017 fourth-round choices—safety Eddie Jackson and running back Tarik Cohen—in 2018.

See where the Bears rank among NFL teams with the most difficult 2019 schedules based on their opponents’ 2018 records.

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