Another Cornerback! Minnesota's Terell Smith Has Been Drafted by the Bears

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Another Cornerback! Minnesota’s Terell Smith Has Been Drafted by the Bears

Chicago Bears

Cornerback depth was lacking last year and it really showed up by season’s end.

So, perhaps with that in mind, the Chicago Bears have chosen a pair of cornerbacks on NFL Draft weekend.

One day after selecting Miami’s Tyrique Stevenson, the Bears added Minnesota cornerback Terell Smith with the 165th pick in the 2023 NFL Draft:

Smith made the most of this final year in college, earning All-Big Ten Honorable Mention recognition after a season in which he was a starter for all 13 games. The Golden Gophers standout corner made 34 solo tackles (38 total), contributed 4.5 tackles-for-loss, 2 sacks, and two interceptions. I don’t make full player assessments based on stat lines, but I love that there are numbers in the sack, TFL, INT, forced fumble, and pass breakup categories. The new guy looks to be a stat-sheet stuffer. And I love it.

We’re getting toward the end of the fifth round and the Bears aren’t scheduled to have any sixth-round picks. So maybe this is a good time to grab a snack, run some errands, or even take a nap. We’ll be here hanging around. We’ll see you when you get back for Round 7.

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.