Bears general manager Ryan Poles accumulated more picks on Saturday, the final day of the NFL Draft.
He traded the fifth pick of the fifth round to the Bills, No. 148 overall, to move down 20 spots to No. 168. The Bears got a sixth-round pick, No. 203, in the deal.
Two picks later, the Bears traded the seventh pick of the fifth round, No. 150, to the Texans for No. 166 and 207. The Bears then traded No. 166 to the Bengals to move down eight spots, picking up No. 226 along the way.
Earlier, they traded their sixth-round pick next year to the Chargers for two seventh-rounders this season: No. 254 and 255. The pick the Bears sent over originally belonged to the Chargers, who dealt it to the Bears in the Khalil Mack deal last month.
The Bears now have two fifth-round picks (166 and 174), four sixth-round picks (186, 203 and 207) and three seventh-round picks (226, 254 and 255). They need bodies — entering the draft, they had only 67 players on their 90-man roster. Only four teams had fewer.
Late Friday night, Poles made it sound unlikely the Bears would be able to trade up into Round 4. The Bears needed volume.
“For every move there’s counter, there’s repercussions to that,” he said. “So to do that, that means we have less picks, and I don’t know if we’re in that situation to do that. If something crazy happens, we’re always going to stay active, but at this moment I find it hard that we can get back into the fourth.”