The Bears have agreed to terms with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, their second-round draft pick, on a four-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.
The 6-3, 216-pound Jeffery was the 45th overall pick in the draft. He had 49 receptions for 762 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior at South Carolina in 2011. As a sophomore he set school records with 88 receptions for 1,517 yards (17.2 yards per catch) and caught nine touchdown passes.
The Bears traded their fifth-round pick (150th overall) to the Rams to move from 50th to 45th in the second round to get Jeffery, leap-frogging the Seattle Seahawks (47th) in the process. After Seahawks coach Pete Carroll took West Virginia's Bruce Irvin, whom he recruited as coach at USC, in the first-round, there was speculation he would target the highly touted Jeffery, who had committed to USC and Carroll while in high school before changing his mind and signing with South Carolina in 2009.