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Bears add LB Noah Sewell in fifth round


The Bears selected their first defensive player of Day 3 by picking Oregon linebacker Noah Sewell with the 148th pick in of the draft.

The 6-2, 253-pounder played in 33 games for the Ducks and made 31 starts in three seasons. Sewell recorded 215 career tackles, 19.5 tackles-for-loss, 7.5 sacks, 11 passes defended, three forced fumbles and two interceptions.

As a sophomore in 2022, Sewell was selected to the Pac-12 All-Conference second team by coaches and made the Phil Steele All-Pac-12 first team. He was also a Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Finalist and a Butkus Award semifinalist.

Last season he was third on Oregon with 56 total tackles while adding. 5.5 TFLs, 1.5 sacks, four pass breakups, and interception and a fumble return.

While Sewell is a Malaeimi, American Samoa native, he attended Orem High School in Utah and was the consensus No. 1 player in the state. As a senior, he led his football team to the Utah 5A State Championship and was named 2019 Utah Valley Football Player of the Year.

Sewell is the younger brother of Detroit Lions offensive lineman Penei Sewell.

With the 148th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Bears select Oregon linebacker Noah Sewell.

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