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The Chicago Bears traded up one spot in the 2017 NFL Draft to select North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. USA TODAY Sports/ Bill Streicher

Quarterback Trade Frenzy Headlines First-Round Of 2017 NFL Draft

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.

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.

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.

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

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