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2017 NFL Draft Live Blog: Bears Take Trubisky With Second Pick

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    The Chicago Bears, after trading up to the second spot in the draft, have selected Mitchell Trubisky, a quarterback out of the University of North Carolina.

    (Published Thursday, April 27, 2017)

    The NFL Draft is getting underway in Philadelphia, and we're covering all of the action as 32 teams look to improve their fortunes for the years ahead. 

    10:45 p.m. Ryan Ramczyk is the final pick of the first round, heading to the New Orleans Saints in a pick that they acquired from the New England Patriots. 

    10:41 p.m. The San Francisco 49'ers, under first-year G.M. John Lynch, have made some huge moves in the first night of the draft, as they make a deal with the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a second round pick and a fourth round pick. 

    The 49'ers ended up taking linebacker Reuben Foster, who tumbled in the draft process after concerns about drug testing. 

    10:37 p.m. T.J. Watt, J.J. Watt's younger brother, was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 30th overall pick in the draft. 

    He had 11.5 sacks for Wisconsin this season, and he's a strong pass rusher that will likely get different looks in the Steelers' defense. 

    10:30 p.m. The Dallas Cowboys ended up drafting defensive end Taco Charlton out of Michigan, giving the Wolverines two players chosen in the first round of the draft.

    Meanwhile, the Browns traded back into the first round for their third pick of the round, selecting tight end David Njoku out of the University of Miami. 

    10:22 p.m. The first round of the draft is winding down, and the Buffalo Bills took cornerback Tre'Davious White out of LSU with the 27th overall pick. 

    10:11 p.m. The Atlanta Falcons trade up to the 26th pick in the draft, taking outside linebacker Takkarist McKinley out of UCLA. 

    McKinley saw his draft stock drop a bit in the lead-up to the selection process, but he had a strong final season with the Bruins, with 10 sacks and six pass breakups as he earned All Pac-12 first-team honors. 

    10:06 p.m. The Cleveland Browns have made their second pick of the first round, snagging safety Jabrill Peppers out of the University of Michigan. 

    Peppers is a multi-talented threat, able to play both on defense and on special teams, and he could even be used occasionally on offense if the need arises. 

    9:56 p.m. It isn't surprising that the Oakland Raiders made the most controversial pick of the first round, selecting Gareon Conley out of Ohio State with the 24th pick. 

    Conley was accused of rape in Cleveland earlier this month, and he will speak to detectives in the case later this week. 

    9:50 p.m. Evan Engram out of Ole Miss is the 23rd pick, going to the New York Giants as they try to beef up the weapons that Eli Manning has to throw to. 

    9:43 p.m. The Detroit Lions snagged linebacker Jarrad Davis out of Florida, and the Miami Dolphins drafted Charles Harris, defensive end out of Missouri, with the 21st and 22nd picks, respectively. 

    9:33 p.m. Garrett Bolles is the first offensive tackle off the board, as the Utah product goes to the Denver Broncos with the 20th overall pick. 

    9:30 p.m. The best tight end is off the board, as O.J. Howard was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the number 19 pick. 

    The Buccaneers, coming off a winning season, now add a tight end that can line up in blocking schemes and in the slot, and he has a strong argument as the best pass catcher in the entire draft. 

    9:28 p.m. The Tennessee Titans made a huge move to bolster their secondary, grabbing Adoree' Jackson with the 18th overall pick in the draft. 

    Jackson will be tasked with guarding some of the incredible wide receivers in the AFC South, including DeAndre Hopkins and T.Y. Hilton, among others. 

    9:17 p.m. Washington finally ended Jonathan Allen's free fall through the draft, taking him with the number 17 pick. 

    Allen, who scared some teams away because of potential issues with arthritis in his shoulders, is a strong player at the line of scrimmage, playing for four years at Alabama as he wreaked havoc up front. 

    9:12 p.m. For the eighth time in team history, the Baltimore Ravens have snagged a player out of Alabama, making Marlon Humphrey the 16th overall pick in the draft. 

    Humphrey, a very strong cornerback, picked off a pair of passes and had five pass breakups during his final season with the Crimson Tide, cementing himself as one of the top-tier secondary players in a draft full of them. 

    9:03 p.m. Patience ended up being a virtue for the Indianapolis Colts, who stayed put and got a tremendous player as they grabbed Malik Hooker with the 15th overall pick. 

    ESPN Stats and Info had a great stat from the 2016 season, with Hooker scoring three pick-sixes for the Buckeyes and the Colts registering exactly zero as a team. 

    8:13 p.m. Not surprising that Mitchell Trubisky deleted this tweet. 

    8:56 p.m.: The Philadelphia Eagles, hosting the draft, got their crowd going by taking defensive end Derek Barnett out of Tennessee. 

    One of the draft's best pass rushers, Barnett should give an instant jolt to a defense badly in need of it, and especially after a lot of steps have been taken to bolster their offense this offseason. 

    8:50 p.m.: The Arizona Cardinals have kept their pick, snagging linebacker Haason Reddick out of Temple. 

    Reddick may not have played at the flashiest college program, but he had a ridiculous collegiate career, finishing if off with a season that saw him rack up 22 tackles for loss and 10 and a half sacks. 

    8:37 p.m.: The Houston Texans have moved up in the draft to the number 12 spot, grabbing quarterback Deshaun Watson out of Clemson. 

    Watson has drawn a lot of comparisons to Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, and rightfully so. Both are mobile quarterbacks capable of making solid throws on the run, and Watson also has the benefit of some big-time performances against tough teams, including a great game against Alabama in the national championship game. 

    8:32 p.m.: The New Orleans Saints, who had one of the worst secondaries in the NFL last season, took a step to address that as they selected Marshon Lattimore, a defensive back out of Ohio State. 

    8:21 p.m. The Kansas City Chiefs have made a trade, moving up to the 10th spot in the draft in a swap with the Buffalo Bills. With the pick, the Chiefs selected Patrick Mahomes II, a quarterback out of Texas Tech. 

    In exchange, the Bills received the 27th overall pick, a third round pick, and the Chiefs' 2018 first round draft pick. 

    8:14 p.m. The Cincinnati Bengals have taken wide receiver John Ross out of Washington. Ross set a new Combine record with a 4.22. 

    8:06 p.m. The Los Angeles Chargers take Mike Williams, wide receiver out of Clemson, and the Carolina Panthers follow that up by taking running back Christian McCaffrey out of Stanford. 

    7:52 p.m. The New York Jets grab Jamal Adams, a safety out of LSU with the sixth overall pick. 

    He makes occasional mistakes, but with his potential for home run plays, there is a reason why scouts have been drooling over him all season long. 

    7:47 p.m. The Tennessee Titans have grabbed the first wide receiver off the board, nabbing Corey Davis from Western Michigan. 

    7:37 p.m. The Jacksonville Jaguars keep their pick, selecting Leonard Fournette out of LSU. 

    An incredibly athletic runner, Fournette has the bruising physicality and the quick-cutting ability to really make an impact. 

    7:33 p.m. The San Francisco 49'ers, after getting a king's ransom of picks from the Bears to move down one spot, grab Solomon Thomas, a defensive lineman from Stanford. 

    With Garrett getting all the headlines in the run-up to the draft, Thomas could end up being just as talented. The issue with him is that itโ€™s impossible to say with certainty that heโ€™ll remain as a defensive end, but that versatility could be a big asset for the 49'ers as they look to build up their roster. 

    7:26 p.m. The Chicago Bears, after trading up to the second spot in the draft, have selected Mitchell Trubisky, a quarterback out of the University of North Carolina. 

    Trubisky on Bears Pick: 'I Can't Wait to Get Started'Trubisky on Bears Pick: 'I Can't Wait to Get Started'

    The Chicago Bears, after trading up to the second spot in the draft, have selected Mitchell Trubisky, a quarterback out of the University of North Carolina.

    (Published Thursday, April 27, 2017)

    Unlike in previous draft classes, there is not only not a clear-cut franchise guy available this year, but there isnโ€™t a definitive number one quarterback in the class either. Trubisky has the size and the arm, but will he be able to adjust to taking snaps from under center and learn an NFL style offense? 

    7:19 p.m. The Chicago Bears, rumored to be trying to trade down, have traded up instead, getting the second pick from the San Francisco 49'ers. In exchange, they'll give the 49'ers the third overall pick, a fourth round pick this season, and a third rounder in the 2018 NFL Draft. 

    7:15 p.m. The Cleveland Browns officially select Myles Garrett, a defensive end out of Texas A&M. 

    An absolutely ferocious athlete off the snap, he has one of the most impressive highlight reels of any draft prospect. Questions about his work ethic have popped up in the lead-up to the draft, but with his athleticism and skill, it's hardly shocking that he was the top player taken. 

    6:59 p.m. The draft is just about to get underway, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is confirming Schefter's report that the Bears are looking into getting out of the number three spot in the draft order. 

    6:49 p.m. Put this under "news that shouldn't surprise anyone." The Bears are reportedly looking to trade out of the number three pick, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

    One team that could be looking to move back up in the draft is Cleveland, who have 11 draft picks and could easily package them to move up. They also hold the number 12 overall pick in the draft, so that pick could go to the Bears in a move if they decide to pull the trigger.

    The Cincinnati Bengals also own 11 draft picks, including the number 11 overall pick, so they could be another team looking to move up if things fall properly.  

    6:36 p.m. The speculation going into the draft has surrounded whether or not the Cleveland Browns would be taking Myles Garrett with the number one overall pick, and according to at least one report, we have our answer to that question. 

    According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns will indeed take Garrett with the number one overall pick, after reports had surfaced that the team was still considering taking North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the pick. 

    There could still be a change, as Garrett says that the Browns have not contacted him to tell him he will be the pick, but at this point, Bears fans will likely have to move on from the fantasy of Garrett dropping to them at the number three slot. 

    6:18 p.m. For the Chicago Bears, the third overall pick in the draft is going to be an opportunity to pick higher than they have in over 40 years, and there are a million different directions that they can go. 

    Will they go with a quarterback, with DeShone Kizer, Deshaun Watson, and Mitchell Trubisky all potentially going in the first round? 

    Will they upgrade their secondary, as guys like Marshon Lattimore, Malik Hooker, and Jamal Adams all surging up draft boards in the lead-up to the draft? 

    Could they go with defensive line help, with the possibility that a guy like Solomon Thomas could be there for them in the third position?

    We'll be following along with all the action throughout the evening here on Grizzly Detail.