Bears insist they got their man in Trubisky

Hazel Gray
May 3, 2017

The Browns then traded their No 12 pick to Houston and selected all-purpose defensive dynamo Jabrill Peppers of MI at No. 25, who fills hole at safety and on returns. The former MI star was the second of three first-round picks for the Browns, following No. 1 overall selection Myles Garrett and coming four picks before TE David Njoku at No. 29 overall. The 49ers were not going to pick Trubisky, so it seems Lynch and the rest of the war room convinced the Bears that someone else was trading up to take Trubisky.

And when Patrick Mahomes went No. 10 to Kansas City, which traded up to get the Texas Tech slinger, another potential quarterback option went off the board.

In the third year of a rebuilding project, the Bears spent the second pick of the draft on a player who most likely will not play this season. "It's really for us a two-for-one, and where we are coming from on our roster, that's valuable".

Myles Garrett was the consensus best player in the National Football League draft, and Cleveland made sure he didn't go anywhere else.

On the surface, given the expectation Cleveland would surely select a quarterback with at least one of its picks, it was a head-scratcher. But for whatever reason, the Browns didn't think he was the right player. "I'm going to keep that feeling contagious".

Gareon Conley, who was accused of rape earlier this week, was chosen at number 24 overall by the Oakland Raiders.

Hours before the start of second and third rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Browns introduced their trio of first-round picks to the media at team headquarters in Berea.

Garrett's selection signified the beginning of the rebuilding process on the defensive side of the ball under new coordinator Gregg Williams, who took over in January after a 2016 season full of struggles.

The Panthers, eager to get back to the form that won them the 2015 NFC title, got a versatile running back from Stanford who also can play receiver and return kicks. His potential to be a championship quarterback is all we focused on in this move.

There was some thought the Bears might wait a round or two before taking a quarterback after signing Mike Glennon last month to replace the departed Jay Cutler. "There's no quarterback competition when Mitch gets here". "We have to have some patience with him, but he has tremendous upside". "There's times when you've got to be aggressive". Cleveland also owns the No. 12 pick in Thursday night's draft.

"We obviously value the position, but we don't want to force certain positions", vice-president of football operations Sashi Brown said.

No. 6 overall pick goes to Jamal Adams for the New York Jets as safety.

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