Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft is in the books as it featured a shocking trade, lots of teams landing superb talent, and yes, a bit of NFL history.
The start of the 2017 NFL Draft didn’t disappoint one bit as Round 1 delivered an amazing start to the frenzy that everyone expected to happen. It’s hard to believe anyone would have expected the Chicago Bears to give up everything and the kitchen sink to trade up and select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
Initially, it probably seemed like a good idea to the Bears in their war room but initial reactions aren’t good. They easily reached for a quarterback that probably would have been available anyway had they waited. On the flipside, how great was Round 1 to the Cleveland Browns?
Make no mistake about it, the Browns are going to be a contender in the future, maybe not in 2017, but in 2018 and beyond, they’re eventually going to field a competitive team. All these top-notch players they’ve been drafting over the years will start to make some serious noise in no time.
Lots of players dropped down in the draft order which means some teams got some incredible value without having to mortgage their future by trading up to acquire them. Smart general managers know patience is key and while it’s hard to truly grade any player that just got drafted, fans know winners and losers when they see it.
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Take a look at the complete results of Round 1 including that shocking trade up that broke mock drafts (including mine) just 15 minutes into the event:
Complete Round 1 results
1. Cleveland Browns – DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M2. Chicago Bears – QB Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina3. San Francisco 49ers – DE Solomon Thomas, Stanford4. Jacksonville Jaguars – RB Leonard Fournette, LSU5. Tennessee Titans – WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan6. New York Jets – S Jamal Adams, LSU7. Los Angeles Rams – WR Mike Williams, Clemson8. Carolina Panthers – RB Christian McCaffrey, Stanford9. Cincinnati Bengals – WR John Ross, Washington10. Kansas City Chiefs – QB Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech11. New Orleans Saints -CB Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State12. Houston Texans – QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson13. Arizona Cardinals – LB Haason Reddick, Temple14. Philadelphia Eagles – DE Derek Barnett, Tennessee15. Indianapolis Colts – S Malik Hooker, Ohio State16. Baltimore Ravens – CB Marlon Humphrey, Alabama17. Washington Redskins – DE Jonathan Allen, Alabama18. Tennessee Titans – CB Adoree Jackson, USC19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – TE O.J. Howard, Alabama20. Denver Broncos – OT Garrett Bolles, Utah21. Detroit Lions – LB Jarrad Davis, Florida22. Miami Dolphins – DE Charles Harris, Missouri23. New York Giants – TE Evan Engram, Ole Miss24. Oakland Raiders – CB Gareon Conley, Ohio State25. Cleveland Browns – S Jabrill Peppers, Michigan26. Atlanta Falcons – DE Takkarist McKinley, UCLA27. Buffalo Bills – CB Tra’Davious White, LSU28. Dallas Cowboys – DE Taco Charlton, Michigan29. Cleveland Browns – TE David Njoku, Miami30. Pittsburgh Steelers – LB T.J. Watt, Wisconsin31. San Francisco 49ers – LB Reuben Foster, Alabama32. New Orleans Saints – OT Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin