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Bears Sign First Draft Picks Nathan Enderle And J.T. Thomas

The first two members of the Chicago Bears draft class to reach an agreement are former Idaho quarterback Nathan Enderle and former West Virginia linebacker J.T. Thomas, according to a press release sent out from the team. For more on each pick, we turn to that release, starting with Enderle.

A fifth round selection (160th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft, Enderle finished his career at the University of Idaho as the school’s all-time leader in attempts (1,427), ranking second in school annals in completions (779), third in passing yards (10,084), and fourth in TD passes (81) and total offense yards (9,935) in 45 games as a four-year starter.

And now more on Thomas.

Thomas, who was selected in the sixth round (195th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft, was a three-year starter at linebacker for the University of West Virginia. The two-time all-Big East first-team selection, tallied 233 tackles (106 solo), six sacks, 27 tackles for losses, two interceptions, 13 pass break ups, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries in 49 career games (39 starts).

Both should provide some much needed depth for the Bears. We'll be keeping track of all the draft pick signings in this thread. But head on over to Windy City Gridiron for more on the Bears.