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Hroniss Grasu signs four-year deal; entire '15 draft class under contract

The Chicago Bears have signed their third-round pick, Oregon center Hroniss Grasu, to a four-year contract, the team announced.

The Bears have now agreed to deals with all six members of their 2015 draft class in advance of Friday's minicamp.

A four-year starter at Oregon, Grasu is a three-time Pac-12 first-team selection.

"For the Bears [to pick me], it’s just a dream come true," Grasu said on Day 2 of the draft. "I was always asked if there was one team that you want to go to, I always told people I’m not saying because I don’t want to jinx it. My dream came true. I always wanted to go the Bears. I always wanted to play for Chicago. I want to play with Kyle [Long] again. It’s such a great organization and such a great team."

The expectation is for Grasu to compete with 32-year old Will Montgomery for a starting role.

"The standout traits for this guy is his quickness and his balance," Bears general manager Ryan Pace said. "He’s excellent at the second level. He’s quick on reach blocks. His makeup is outstanding. When you talk about work ethic, team captain, leadership, all those traits that we stress around here, he brings those to the table. He’s a highly intelligent player. Those things jump out to me. His athleticism really jumps out."

The 71st overall selection, the Bears can offer Grasu a maximum year-one salary of $625,480 in accordance with the 2015 NFL rookie compensation pool. The minimum Grasu can earn in Year 1 of his deal is $583,071.