LAKE FOREST, Ill. - There were a lot of eyebrows raised when the Bears traded up into the top ten to get Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd last night, including Floyd.
"It was Tampa's turn and I had got a phone call. I thought it was Tampa, but they told me it was the Bears and quickly I jumped up because the Bears are one of my favorite teams," Floyd explained. "They always showed me the most love during this whole process. I felt like it was a dream come true being drafted by the Bears."
Some fans thought it was a bit of a reach to take Floyd with ninth pick, but Bears brass believe it was a necessary evil to ensure they got their guy.
One of Floyd's biggest critiques so far is his size.
He claims to be 240 pounds, but it's stretched thin across a 6'6" frame.
The 23-year-old pass rusher says keeping weight on has always been an issue.
"I lose most of my weight during sleep. I pretty much can't help it," noted Floyd. "I can get the job done with the staff we have here with the Bears. They believe in me and I believe in them. We'll get the job done."
In the meantime, Floyd will continue to eat a steady diet of 'oatmeal, peanut butter and jelly, grapes, and oranges.'