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Bears have 4 picks on draft’s final day

General manager Ryan Pace’s decision to trade up in the draft for the second day in a row has left the Bears with four picks Saturday — but none until Round 5. 

2021 NFL Draft
A fan holds a jersey with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after Justin Fields was selected 11th by the Bears on Thursday.
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General manager Ryan Pace’s decision to trade up in the draft for the second day in a row has left the Bears with four picks Saturday — but none until Round 5.

The Bears own the Panthers’ fifth-round pick — No. 151 — after sending Carolina their second-rounder, third-rounder and sixth-rounder to move up and take Oklahoma State offensive tackle Teven Jenkins on Friday.

The Bears don’t have a fourth-round pick Saturday because they traded it to the Vikings to take outside linebacker Trevis Gipson last year.

They have three sixth-round picks — No. 24, No. 37 and No. 44— and no seventh-round selections.

Late Friday night, Pace asked player personnel director Josh Lucas to list the fifth-round picks the Bears have added during his tenure. The list includes defensive lineman Bilal Nichols, safety Adrian Amos, running back Jordan Howard and, last year, receiver Darnell Mooney.

“Those are going to be important picks ... ” Pace said. “We’ve gotta keep that going. We’ve got this tradition of fifth-round picks we’re nailing. We’ve gotta keep it rolling.

“I’m excited about those 6s, too, and maybe we’ll move around [Saturday] and do some other damage, and then again, college free agency after the draft is big.”