Chicago Bears take Roquan Smith with No. 8 overall pick

Smith joins former Dodge County and University of Georgia player Leonard Floyd in Chicago.

Georgia Bulldogs

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Former Macon County and Georgia Bulldog Roquan Smith is now a Chicago Bear.

The Bears chose the linebacker with the 8th overall pick in the NFL Draft Thursday.

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Smith had 146 solo tackles in three seasons at UGA.

He joins former Dodge County Indian and Georgia Bulldog Leonard Floyd in Chicago. Floyd was taken at No. 9 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.