NEW YORK -- -

The NFL Draft is underway in New York as the first round is in the books.

Kyle Fuller was the first Virginia Tech Hokie off the board.  Fuller was the 14th overall selection, going to the Chicago Bears. 

The Baltimore native is the tenth first-round pick in Tech football history.  He's the first former Tech player to be drafted in the first round since 2012, when David Wilson went to the New York Giants with the 32nd overall pick.

The last former Tech player to be selected earlier in the first round than Fuller was DeAngelo Hall, who was picked 8th in 2004 by the Atlanta Falcons.  Fuller started for three-and-a-half years in Blacksburg but was slowed by a sports hernia injury at the end of this season.

For his career, Fuller had 173 tackles and six interceptions.

The Bears had needs all over their defense after going 8-8 and missing the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons.

They let Julius Peppers go and signed Jared Allen from Minnesota. Many analysts thought Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald would be the best option for the Bears, but the St. Louis Rams grabbed him at No. 13.

Fuller is the third member of his family to be drafted. Last year, receiver Corey Fuller went in the sixth round to the Detroit Lions, and in 2005 defensive back Vincent Fuller went in the fourth round to the Tennessee Titans.

The second and third rounds of the NFL Draft will be held Friday. Rounds four through seven will be held Saturday.