2021 NFL Draft: Thomas Graham Jr. drafted by Bears


With the 228th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears selected Oregon cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. 

The three-year Ducks starter opted out of his senior season to instead focus on preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft and it saw him get selected in the sixth round. 

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Thomas Graham Jr. broke out onto the scene during his true freshman season where he intercepted two passes in his first career start against Nebraska. 

Entering his senior season, he was FBS football's leader in passes defended (40) and pass breakups (32) among active players. 

Over three seasons, Graham Jr. had 183 tackles (143 solo), 32 passes defended, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble, eight interceptions, and one touchdown. 

He was a projected third or fourth-round pick entering the 2021 NFL Draft.