The Bears have addressed another need on defense in selecting EDGE Trevis Gipson from Tulsa.
Gipson, 6-3, 261lbs, had 8.0 sacks last season with the Golden Hurricanes. His draft analysis via NFL.com:
He’s quite raw and in the dead center of his developmental phase, but it’s hard not to get excited by the traits and flashes. Gipson was a late bloomer so he is still a little behind in his fundamentals and technique. He doesn’t have go-to moves and counters, but the rush is real with a long, explosive first step and the athleticism and length to win the edge and harass the pocket. He needs better hand usage and lower body strength to handle himself at the point of attack, but he is a rangy tackler. Gipson isn’t NFL-ready yet, but he’s a potential diamond in the rough as a long-limbed defensive end in odd or even fronts.
Based on this evaluation, he is going to be a project for the Bears. But these are what the late rounds are for: finding athletic players with traits and developing their technique. The Bears needed youth in their pass rush group and he will have an opportunity to earn a role on defense.