As the Chicago Bears look to get better in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft, two picks from last year’s draft have been honored for their play during the team’s 2015 season.
Despite the team’s first pick, wide receiver Kevin White, playing exactly zero games in his rookie season, the Bears ended up with a pretty successful 2015 draft when looking back nearly a year later.
Eddie Goldman (second round), Adrian Amos (fifth round), Hroniss Grasu (third round) and Jeremy Langford (fourth round) all contributed in big ways during their rookie campaigns.
On Tuesday, Goldman and Amos were named to the Pro Football Writers of America’s 2015 All-Rookie Team.
In 15 games, Goldman recorded 16 tackles and 4.5 sacks. One of those sacks came against former Florida State teammate Jameis Winston.
Eddie Goldman sack on Jameis Winston. pic.twitter.com/UW0kxsLNdN
— MarcusD (@_MarcusD_) December 27, 2015
The Seminoles were well-represented on PFWA’s All-Rookie Team.
There are three #FSU products on this year's NFL All-Rookie team: Jameis Winston, Eddie Goldman and Ronald Darby.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 19, 2016
Amos, who played his college ball at Penn State, recorded 15 tackles and one sack during a season that saw the 22-year-old start every game.
Heading into April’s draft, the Bears will likely look to add a pass rusher, cornerback, left tackle or wide receiver with their 11th overall pick.