Thursday night the Chicago Bears selected West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White as the seventh overall pick in the NFL draft in Chicago.

The pick brought a ton of cheers from fans gathered downtown Chicago.

USA TODAY reports that new Bears GM Ryan Pace chose to go with a play-making receiver to replace the traded Brandon Marshall,  rather than address a defense that has ranked among the worst in franchise history the past two years.

Kevin White said:

I've never had anything given to me, not even at high school or junior college, I had to earn everything. Every time I get the opportunity, I made the most of it.

A little background on White:

  • He is 6' 3' tall
  • Weighs 210 pounds
  • He played two seasons at West Virginia after transferring from Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
  • He finished third in the nation with 109 receptions
  • He was sixth in yards receiving with 1,447 total

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Here are the picks for the he first round

1. Tampa Bay, Jameis Winston, qb, Florida State.

2. Tennessee, Marcus Mariota, qb, Oregon.

3. Jacksonville, Dante Fowler Jr., lb, Florida.

4. Oakland, Amari Cooper, wr, Alabama.

5. Washington, Brandon Scherff, ot, Iowa.

6. New York Jets, Leonard Williams, de, Southern Cal.

7. Chicago, Kevin White, wr, West Virginia.

8. Atlanta, Vic Beasley, de, Clemson.

9. New York Giants, Ereck Flowers, ot, Miami.

10. St. Louis, Todd Gurley, rb, Georgia.

11. Minnesota, Trae Waynes, db, Michigan State.

12. Cleveland, Danny Shelton, nt, Washington.

13. New Orleans, Andrus Peat, ot, Stanford.

14. Miami, Devante Parker, wr, Louisville.

15. San Diego (from San Francisco), Melvin Gordon, rb, Wisconsin.

16. Houston, Kevin Johnson, db, Wake Forest.

17. San Francisco (from San Diego), Arik Armstead, de, Oregon.

18. Kansas City, Marcus Peters, db, Washington.

19. Cleveland (from Buffalo), Cameron Erving, g, Florida State.

20. Philadelphia, Nelson Agholor, wr, Southern Cal.

21. Cincinnati, Cedric Ogbuehi, ot, Texas A&M.

22. Pittsburgh, Bud Dupree, lb, Kentucky.

23. Denver (from Detroit), Shane Ray, de, Missouri.

24. Arizona, D.J. Humphries, ot, Florida.

25. Carolina, Shaq Thompson, lb, Washington.

26. Baltimore, Breshad Perriman, wr, UCF.

27. Dallas, Byron Jones, db, UConn.

28. Detroit (from Denver), Laken Tomlinson, g, Duke.

29. Indianapolis, Phillip Dorsett, wr, Miami.

30. Green Bay, Damarious Randall. db, Arizona State.

31. New Orleans (from Seattle), Stephone Anthony, lb, Clemson.

32. New England, Malcom Brown, dt, Texas.