5 fun facts about Bears NFL Draft pick Roquan Smith The Bears' first-round pick almost went to UCLA instead of Georgia By JOHN SAHLYApril 26, 2018 The Chicago Bears just drafted Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith with the eighth pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Here are five fun things to know about the newest Bear.The Chicago Bears just drafted Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith with the eighth pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Here are five fun things to know about the newest Bear. The awards list for Smith’s junior season: long. All-America First Team for the Associated Press, Walter Camp, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Phil Steele, in addition to winning the Butkus Award.Smith is a three-time winner of the Tommy Lyons football scholarship at Georgia. Lyons is a former offensive lineman at Georgia who went on to play for the Denver Broncos from 1971-76. Lyons is the director of the Center for Women’s Care and Reproductive Surgery in Atlanta.Smith was the No. 77-ranked player nationally and No. 9-ranked player in Georgia coming out of high school, according to Rivals.com.Smith shares the same birthday as Outkast lead singer Andre 3000.Smith originally committed to play for UCLA, but when then-Bruins defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich took a job with the Falcons, he re-opened his recruiting and eventually signed with Georgia.