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For the second year in a row, the Chicago Bears are selecting a running back in the sixth round of the NFL draft. With the 203rd overall pick, the Bears drafted running back Trestan Ebner out of Baylor.
Ebner has experience on special teams as a returner and is a dynamic receiving threat out of the backfield. He could be utilized in a number of ways on offense and special teams.
Ebner likely slides in behind David Montgomery, last year’s sixth-rounder Khalil Herbert, and Darrynton Evans on the depth chart. But he could make an impact later in the summer as camp gets underway.
Here’s how fans are reacting to Ebner joining the Bears:
Bye Darrynton Evans.
— Ryan Heckman (@TheRyanHeckman) April 30, 2022
New Ryan – same affinity for running backs! https://t.co/eDvrpmlUyg
— Matt Eurich (@MattEurich) April 30, 2022
Ryan Poles did say there was some RB depth in this draft…@dpbrugler on new Bears RB Trestan Ebner: "Ebner probably doesn’t make an NFL roster as a running back alone, but his pass-catching versatility and special teams experience will give him an advantage in an NFL camp."
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) April 30, 2022
absolutely versatile. Pass catcher, between the tackles, return man.
Decent size and fast too. https://t.co/UAxsVOr5EM
— Joseph Herff (@JosephHerffNFL) April 30, 2022
Trestan Ebner played many roles with Baylor, serving as a rusher, receiver and returner in college. He ran a 4.43 at the Combine and brings versatility to the Bears now as a sixth-round pick.
— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) April 30, 2022
Interesting, we already have RB depth but we have been taking RB’s every year and cycling through them
Prob doing the same with Poles
— DaWindyCity Productions (@dwcprodz) April 30, 2022
Ryan Poles: No need to throw the ball if you just return it to the red zone every time. pic.twitter.com/IEbhrOEgR9
— Lucas Perfetti (@LucasPerfetti46) April 30, 2022
Ebner’s quick — one of the most elusive ST guys in BU history (holds the school’s return record), projects as a change of pace back with big-play potential.
Not sure I love him with 203 more than some other options, but he’s from my Alma Mater so 🤷♂️😂 https://t.co/GZGEsxufzn
— Robert Schmitz (@robertkschmitz) April 30, 2022
Interesting that both Trestan Ebner and Velus Jones were all conference as return men
— Bear Goggles On (@BearGogglesOn) April 30, 2022
New Chicago Bears RB Trestan Ebner ran a 4.48 40-yrd dash.
Another offensive player with insane homerun speed.
— Max Markham (@MaxMarkhamNFL) April 30, 2022
Would not be surprised to see sets with him in the slot this pre-season.
— Maxx (@MaxxSmithESM) April 30, 2022
— Justin Johnson (@COACHJUICE_) April 30, 2022
— Maurice Mosley (@13MauriceM) April 30, 2022
Trestan Ebner ahead of Abram Smith is not something I thought I would see.
— Royden Ogletree (@roydenogletree) April 30, 2022
I see you Trestan Ebner! Always need that ground n pound game going! Good pick up to compliment Montgomery n Herbert! In Poles n Eberflus we trust 🐻⬇️
— RASTA AK (@RastaAK47) April 30, 2022