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NFL Draft: BYU DT Khyiris Tonga Drafted by Chicago Bears in 7th Round

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Khyiris Tonga was the 3rd BYU player drafted as the Chicago Bears drafted him 250th overall in the 7th round.

Tonga is a 6-foot-4, 322 pounds man that is surprisingly agile for his size. His sheer strength is his top asset, as evidenced by the 35 reps at 225 pounds he did at the bench press at his Pro Day. Tonga played at the interior of the defensive line in both a 3-4 and 4-3 during his time at BYU.

At his best Tonga can be a nightmare to guard one-on-one. Perhaps his best game was in 2019 versus USC where he single-handedly destroyed the Trojan offensive line and threw around QB Kedon Slovis. Below are some highlights of Tonga having his way that day.

Tonga had some games during his career where he was fairly invisible, but if he is engaged and healthy then he can for sure contribute on a NFL roster.