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Round 6, Pick No. 186: The Chicago Bears select Noah Elliss, DL – Idaho

Now, with the Bears losing Akiem Hicks, Eddie Goldman, and Bilal Nichols, there’s a need at defensive line— even with their addition of Justin Jones and Al-Quadin Muhammad.

While a sixth-round defensive lineman doesn’t replace Akiem Hicks on day one, Noah Elliss has been seen showing the newest scouting attribute that the Chicago Bears are looking for, and that’s “resilience.”

Having a family of NFL influences, Elliss is next up to join the ranks of his father, two-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Luther Elliss and two brothers.

Now, just because you’re born into a family with a father that played in the NFL doesn’t automatically mean you’re going to make it.

However, what he showed in his final season should get him on an NFL roster.

Once the player is on a roster, the ball’s in their court on how they want their NFL career to go, usually. So, if Elliss has the resilience that Poles is looking for, that’ll bode him well.

In his career as an Idaho Vandal, he accumulated 22 solo tackles and 24 assisted tackles (46 total); 6.5 tackles for loss; one sack; and 3 passes broken up.

Elliss is a big body (6’4″,  367lbs) that can plug up holes and make an interior offensive lineman’s job very tough. And with the defense that Eberflus runs, Noah Elliss could be a real threat to offenses if he progresses the right way.

With the opportunity pretty open for all the defensive linemen this year on the Chicago Bears, Noah Elliss could absolutely make an impact, and eventually, he might even be able to start.