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NFL's wild opening round could yield more surprises on Day 2

Frederick Owens | 01 May, 2017, 14:11

The big surprise of the night came with the second pick of the first round when the Chicago Bears, who were due to have the third pick, traded with the San Francisco 49ers to leapfrog them and select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky from North Carolina.

Browns' 1st overall pick Myles Garrett said that Ben Roethlisberger is his 1st sack target. Desperate for a quarterback, the Houston Texans traded him the No. 25 pick in this year's draft and their 2018 first round pick, in order to move up to draft Deshaun Watson. The Browns then traded their No 12 pick to Houston and selected all-purpose defensive dynamo Jabrill Peppers of MI at No. 25, who fills hole at safety and on returns.

He was considered a fringe first-round prospect and Melifonwu should be selected early on Friday when the second round begins, while fellow Londoner Jermaine Eluemunor could also possibly be a day-two pick.

Their first-round strategy in 2017 will invite questions regarding even more quarterbacks, depending on how numerous quarterbacks on whom the Browns passed thrive in the coming season. The 49ers took DE Solomon Thomas from just down the road at Stanford.

Who said this quarterback class was terrible? "It matters what the pads say, what the grind says when we finally get to the season - how much work you want to put in, how hard you want to prepare", Garrett said.

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Last season, the Browns ranked near the bottom of the National Football League in several statistical categories, most notably points, yards and rushing yards allowed.

John Ross, the fastest man in NFL Combine history, went ninth overall to the Bengals and was one of three receivers to go in the top 10, which also saw two running backs selected as Leonard Fournette was taken by the Jaguars and the Panthers selected Christian McCaffrey. However, the Browns traded up into the fourth round to pick No. 126 with the Denver Broncos.

The Bears, literally, don't know what they got in Mitch Trubisky.

One controversial pick was Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley, who was drafted by Oakland at No. 24. 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 (Smith), which will be a great for him".

"No, not at all", the No. 1 pick said. "We have to have some patience with him, but he has tremendous upside". Pace had been involved while working with the New Orleans personnel department when former basketball player Jimmy Graham was drafted, and Graham had been a basketball player.

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