Bears select RB Trestan Ebner with 203rd overall pick in NFL draft

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The Chicago Bears selected Baylor running back Trestan Ebner with the 203rd overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft.

Last year, Ebner has 148 carries for 799 yards (5.4 average) and two touchdowns, adding 28 receptions for 284 yards and a pair of scores.

Ebner was the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year in 2021 for his work as a kick returner, where he’ll have an opportunity to do the same in Chicago.

Here’s what NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein had to say about Ebner:

Swiss Army Knife with size, speed and versatility to potentially help in three different phases for a team. Ebner is a former all-state prep receiver whose mismatch potential out of the backfield should rank as his most endearing play trait. He’s been a productive kick returner with open-field vision and build-up speed to hit big plays. Despite his size, he’s underwhelming as a runner and struggles to play with consistent decisiveness and aggression in that role. He fits as a future third-down back who can run an expanded route tree and attack vertically when the mismatch aligns for him.

It took the Bears over three hours to make their first selection on Day 3 of the draft after general manager Ryan Poles made several trades to turn three Day 3 picks into eight selections.

Chicago still has four picks left on Saturday, including one more sixth-round pick (207th) and three seventh-rounders (226th, 254th and 255th).

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