Bears grab Vandy's Bennett; Cottam to Chiefs

Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 10:54am

Former Vanderbilt star wide receiver Earl Bennett will join his Commodore teammate, Chris Williams, in Chicago, as the Bears grabbed Bennett in the third round with the 70th overall pick in the NFL Draft on Sunday.

Williams, an offensive tackle, was the Bears' first-round pick on Saturday with the 14th overall selection.

Bennett, the leading receiver in Southeastern Conference history, chose to skip his senior season at Vanderbilt in 2008 to enter this year's draft.

Former University of Tennessee tight end Brad Cottam was taken by Kansas City in the third round Sunday with the 76th overall choice.

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