Winners and losers after Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft

The drama began with the second pick, as Chicago moved up one spot with San Francisco in exchange for three picks. The Pats have two picks in the third round, at No. 72 and No. 96.

The New England Patriots had no picks in either the first or second round.

Following the pick, an emotional McKinley held a large photo of his late grandmother, saying this fulfills a promise he made to her. And Houston made a trade with the Browns and selected Deshaun Watson, who led Clemson to the national title last season.

But that's been the hope before and years of blown draft picks, particularly in the first round, have hampered the team from making any significant progress.

"C'mon, Philly, C'mon", Goodell said Thursday night amid the boos, not even wincing at the reception. Garrett also is the first Texas A&M player ever to go to No. 1.

Now the plan is to take Garrett No. 1 and then look into trading up from No. 12 - Cleveland's second first-round selection - to grab Trubisky. It ranked 31st defensively and had only 26 sacks.

He caught just about everyone off guard, including Mitchell Trubisky.


"I can actually know where I'm going and know who I'm going up against, know the schedule", Garrett said of his feeling of relief at being selected.

It did, eventually. It just took a while.

LSU would have a third player selected when cornerback Tre'Davious White went 27th to the Buffalo Bills. "We're addressing the quarterback position, we're being aggressive with that position because it's the most important position in sports". But it was what was going on around him that surprised Philadelphia's Howie Roseman.

Running back Leonard Fournette went fourth to the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Tennessee Titans rounded out the top five by taking receiver Corey Davis.

"He's special", Coughlin said. But the Browns do need a quarterback, and Trubisky may be the best of a less-than-stellar bunch this year.

Peppers played multiple positions at MI. All but two players from that offensive line will return in 2017. They know I'm a high character guy and don't have any off the field issues. McCaffery will give Cam Newton the mid-range receiver the Panthers lack who can also bust it deep with his deceptive speed and spectacular hands.

"If there isn't a change, the fans have to rebel and bring someone in that can run a football team", Cockroft said. If he fits into the offense, his accuracy may be something that helps the Bears covert those yards into points more often.


Seahawks trade down, Washington's John Ross taken ninth...

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McCaffrey did it all at Stanford, breaking Barry Sanders' NCAA season record of 3,250 all-purpose yards in 2015. "He's got some work to do", Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. They had already signed QB Mike Glennon to a three-year, $45 million contract, so they might have Trubisky compete with him for the job.

Kansas City, which was 12-4 and won the AFC West last season and has Alex Smith at quarterback, may have found his replacement in Mahomes. He was the best player, and the right pick.

"But he's coming into a great room, he has an opportunity to learn from Alex, which will be a great for him".

The upside is tremendous, though, and few deny it.

Nine of the first 10 picks were underclassmen.

"It does not matter what they say". Cleveland acquired the 25th pick earlier in the evening from the Houston Texans.


"All they said was they're very excited and that they couldn't call me while I was back in the room because they were going nuts in the war-room", he said.


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