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Bears Select S Elijah Hicks with 254th Pick in NFL Draft

The Bears added their second safety of the draft by selecting Elijah Hicks in the seventh round.
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The Chicago Bears have selected safety Elijah Hicks with pick No. 254 in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Hicks, a University of California product, stands at 5-foot-11 and weighs 200 lbs. The 254th pick was the first of two seventh-round selections acquired from the Chargers earlier in the day.

Over his five years at Cal, Elijah Hicks played in 49 games. He logged 211 total tackles, 14.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks, five interceptions, and one touchdown.

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This addition provides the Chicago Bears with some depth on the back end of the defense. Hicks should be able to fit in nicely within Matt Eberflus' system.