Bears select RB Tarik Cohen in 4th round The Chicago Bears have now selected three players on offense in the 2017 NFL Draft after picking running back Tarik Cohen with the 119th overall pick.
At 5-foot-6 and 179-pounds, Cohen has earned the nickname the “human joystick” for his crafty moves on the football field. He’s the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s all-time leading rusher with 5,619 yards in his four-year career with FCS school North Carolina A&T.
Cohen was named to the MEAC All-Conference team in three of his four seasons. In 2017, Cohen set a school record with 1,588 yards and 19 touchdowns on 212 carries.
He will enter training camp competing for the backup job behind Jordan Howard who had a fantastic rookie season for the Bears in 2016. Cohen could also be a valuable asset on special teams.
The Chicago Bears have selected running back Tarik Cohen in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Learn more about the speedy back out of North Carolina A&T.