The Chicago Bears have selected California safety Elijah Hicks and NC State punter Trenton Gill with the 254th and 255th overall picks in the 2022 NFL draft, which concludes Chicago’s draft.
Here’s what NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein had to say about Gill:
Punter with good size but an average leg and mediocre control by NFL standards. He has the physical tools, but lacks consistency with his coffin-corner kicks and distance with his open-field punting. Gill improved over the second half of the season and will need to continue on that path to make an NFL roster.
The Bears started the draft weekend with just six picks. But general manager Ryan Poles turned that into 11 total selections over the course of the weekend.