The 2017 NFL Draft started off with bang Thursday night that included three trades for quarterbacks in the first 12 picks.
The Bears got things started in Philadelphia, trading up one spot to acquire North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The pick surely came as a surprise for most, as the Bears had just signed former Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon to a three-year deal in free agency. Chicago’s front office clearly doesn’t believe Glennon is the Windy City’s quarterback of the future, and have a potential opt out clause in his contract following the 2017 season, according to Spotrac.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) April 28, 2017
The 49ers on the other hand were handsomely rewarded for trading back to the No. 3 overall pick, as they acquired Chicago’s 2017 third (No. 67) and fourth-round (No. 111) picks and the Bears’ 2018 third-round pick. San Francisco first-year general manager John Lynch selected Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas with the third overall pick, but the trade up for Trubisky was arguably not the biggest surprise of the night.
That came from the Kansas City Chiefs, who traded up to the 10th overall pick to select Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs gave the Bills their 2017 first-round pick (No. 27) and a third-round selection (No. 91) this year as well as their first-round pick in 2018. Kansas City’s front office and coaching staff clearly have high aspirations for the former Red Raiders quarterback, but only time will tell if they spent too much for the big arm quarterback out the Big 12.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) April 28, 2017
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson rounded out the trades for quarterbacks in the first-round, as the Houston Texans traded up to the No. 12 overall pick to select the two-time Heisman finalist and National Champion. The Browns traded the 12th overall pick to acquire Houston’s No. 25 overall selection and their 2018 first-round pick.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) April 28, 2017
The Browns ended the night with three selections in the first-round, including No. 1 pick Texas A&M defensive Myles Garrett.
There were six total trades in the first-round of the 2017 NFL Draft, and clearly quarterbacks became the highest priority. Below is a list of all the first-round selections of the 2017 NFL Draft.
1. Cleveland Browns – Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett
2. Chicago Bears – North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky
3. San Francisco 49ers – Stanford DE Solomon Thomas
4. Jacksonville Jaguars – LSU RB Leonard Fournette
5. Tennessee Titans – Western Michigan WR Corey Davis
6. New York Jets – LSU S Jamal Adams
7. Los Angeles Chargers – Clemson WR Mike Williams
8. Carolina Panthers – Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey
9. Cincinnati Bengals – Washington WR John Ross
10. Kansas City Chiefs – Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes
11. New Orleans Saints – Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore
12. Houston Texans – Clemson QB Deshaun Watson
13. Arizona Cardinals – Temple LB Haason Reddick
14. Philadelphia Eagles – Tennessee DE Derek Barnett
15. Indianapolis Colts – Ohio State S Malik Hooker
16. Baltimore Ravens – Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey
17. Washington Redskins – Alabama DL Jonathan Allen
18. Tennessee Titans – USC CB Adoree’ Jackson
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Alabama TE O.J. Howard
20. Denver Broncos – Utah OT Garett Bolles
21. Detroit Lions – Florida LB Jarrad Davis
22. Miami Dolphins – Missouri DE Charles Harris
23. New York Giants – Ole Miss TE Evan Engram
24. Oakland Raiders – Ohio State CB Gareon Conley
25. Cleveland Browns – Michigan S Jabrill Peppers
26. Atlanta Falcons – UCLA DE Takkarist McKinley
27. Buffalo Bills – LSU CB Tre’Davious White
28. Dallas Cowboys – Michigan DE Taco Charlton
29. Cleveland Browns – Miami TE David Njoku
30. Pittsburgh Steelers – Wisconsin OLB T.J. Watt
31. San Francisco 49ers – Alabama LB Reuben Foster
32. New Orleans Saints – Wisconsin OT Ryan Ramczyk